What We’re Reading April 12, 2013

Reflections on nature’s ability to reset our minds and bodies, exploded flowers and a Tacography are just a few of the stories we shared at the office this week:

Why does nature have such power to restore and refresh us? Natural environments have a unique constellation of features that sets them apart from those made by man. Do you have a favorite place that restores your soul?

Fong Qi Wei’s exploded flowers are not only visually pleasing but show just how many or how few elements are needed to create some of our favorite blossoms.

Frank Jacobs of Strange Maps found this fabulous Tacography of Mexico. Here’s the large version of the map. So who’s going to do a Taco map of Texas?

This is yet another in a series of posts about what we’re reading at Whole Earth: stories about the environment, ecology, travel, outdoor living, ideas, art, writing, history, science, and creativity, and the people who make it happen. Have a suggestion? Please leave us a comment so we can add it to our reading list.