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TORO-NAGASHI IN HAWAII, TO REMEMBER. LANTERN OFFERINGS ON THE WATER... Candle-lit lanterns are launched from the beach to honor those who have perished that year and to pay respect to their ancestors. A Buddhist rite, originally from Japan to carry spirits "from the sea of delusion to the shore of salvation." Thousands here in Hawaii take part every year to remember those close to them.

Toro Nagashi (灯籠流し) is a Japanese ceremony in which participants float paper lanterns (chōchin) down a river; tōrō is traditionally another word for lantern, while nagashi means “cruise, flow”. THIS IS WHY THE JAPANESE CULTURE IS THE BEST.

The Netherlands during tulip season.

The Netherlands is famous for its tulips and windmills. There are still over a thousand windmills in the Netherlands, often run by volunteers. Tulips are cultivated in fields full of beautiful colors throughout the country in the spring.

The Watershed is an off-the-grid writer’s retreat that architect Erin Moore designed for her mother, nature writer Kathleen Dean Moore.

Modern Off-the-Grid Retreat in Oregon

cabinporn: “ The Watershed, a off the grid writer’s retreat in Wren, Oregon, USA designed by Erin Moore. Professor and nature writer Kathleen Dean Moore wanted a studio in which to.

Into the Mystic, Appalachian Trail, Virginia

Makes me want to take a camping trip this weekend! Fog on the Betty's Rock Trail, Shenandoah National Park, VA.

To my Dad, I'm the palm tree. I so wanted to be that bold and sturdy tree but I came to understand what it truly meant: I bend, through time and trough circumstances and that's pretty awesome.

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