Jack Gescheidt is an accomplished photographer who’s been working for over a dozen years on a project that celebrates the natural beauty of both awe-inspiring trees – such as oaks, cypresses, and sequoias – and the naked human body. The project has been known, from its inception, as the TreeSpirit Project.
On the project’s website you can learn all about the project, watch videos explaining the philosophy behind it and introducing Gescheidt himself, see many full-size sample photographs (and purchase prints in the gallery), and learn how you can participate yourself. (Especially if you live in or near California. The next opportunities are in June and September of this year, among giant sequoias.)
Gescheidt is now ready to publish a fine art coffee table book featuring his best project work. But to make this happen support is needed for this KickStarter project by May 6, 2017. All naturists should take the time to evaluate for themselves whether this is indeed an outstanding artistic endeavor that will benefit naturism, promote respect for the natural world, and help spread the artist’s vision to a much wider audience.
Hopefully in a weeks or so we may be able to pop along to the club and see how the Cabinchaletshed has fared over the fairly mild winter which hasn’t really seen any snow at all. For one reason or another we haven’t visited together since late September although I did pop over in late February to collect some clothes and the bedding. Over the course of the last year work(mainly),family commitments and us moving house have seen our visits kept to a minimum.
The thing I miss most the only thing, is the setting which is deep in the countryside a setting not dissimilar to where we live now. There’s nothing better than arriving on a Friday night getting undressed and not wearing anything apart from a smile until Sunday evening. Even when it’s not sunny it’s still pleasant and as we are not huge drinkers anymore it’s time to think of way of entertaining ourselves other than the legendary trivial pursuit of course.
Only last week I bought an Aldi special of a inverter and a solar battery voltaic panel which I hope will give us sustainable power throughout the weeks months and years just for the princely sum of £52. Maybe we can hook up a TV so we can watch our many DVDs in our huge collection.
This morning with sustainability in mind I renewed our joint membership to the Green Party and I’m hoping we can get back to enjoying life the way we did, just a couple of short years ago. Work must of course be factored in to make it all possible however,even so it important to enjoy life whenever you can.
After cutting the grass yesterday afternoon,I settled down on the sunbed in the garden soaking up some well earned rays. Apart from the flies(there were many) I suddenly noticed how many birds had come into the garden.I quickly popped inside and grabbed the camera to see just how many I could shoot, before the sun disappeared. Sitting quietly and as still as I could suddenly all the birds returned.
The best shots I got were not as easy as one would think, as I spotted a Blackbird over my left should and managed to shoot these before my neck ached,I moved and the birds flew away.
It’s still March and not even payday yet spring is here and during the last week we’ve had some decent weather for once. Saturday was really nice but not quite a scorcher Sunday too, but Mondays here and the weather is on the turn. Sunday saw the clocks spring forward and means British Summertime is officially here even though we many have to wait a little longer for the summertime weather. Sunday was also Mothers Day,so we took the opportunity to visit mine and give her card,gift have a cuppa and catch up on the local news.I’d bought her a “Skypot”, a Skypot for those who don’t know is a new popular planter made in Germany, they can easily be put into the ground or into a planter, thanks to the lengthy aluminium pipe which tapers slightly at the lower end.
Skypot has two particularly practical features. At the bottom of the planter is a little reservoir from which plants can obtain their water. This reduces watering. If the water-level exceeds the reservoir, the surplus water is diverted from the rust-resistant aluminium pipe, directly into the ground,so avoiding overwatering.As you can see from this photo it looks great and she was chuffed to bits with it. After that I cut her grass for her after which I found some garden pots which she said we could have, I was chuffed !
We’d been shopping beforehand and I managed to pick up some landscape bark which I was looking to use down the side of the house covering a multitude of sins left over from the previous tenants. I’d looked around and seen Wickes had it on offer at 3 for the price of 2 so we picked some up and brought it home. I took some time to clear away the debris moved some rubbish then put it down and I think it’s transformed it and now at least looks presentable.
It’s my day off today and apart from doing a few chores around the house I’m hoping to do very little ahead of two 6 day weeks. I do ask myself how I’ve come to love the garden and why the British love their gardens. A spot of gardening can lift your spirits, a study suggests.
More than 90 per cent of gardeners think it improves their mood, it also found that gardeners are less likely to display signs associated with unhappiness or depression this means we can definitely say gardening makes you happy and I’d say that too. Keeping busy with any pastime, though, is important – of those with no hobbies, only 55 per cent were satisfied with their lives. ‘Active living is more likely to be effective if physical activity becomes an inevitable part of life rather than a matter of daily choice.
It mid March and the days are finally getting lighter “Spring” is here meaning winter is at an end and with it hopefully the days will get warmer too. I’m delighted as it will hopefully mean less time having to wear clothes and long summer days spent naked in the warm sunshine.
Nudity though offends alot of people, but not me. To be honest when I was young,nobody in my family ever cared much for modesty and it wasn’t uncommon to see other family members walking from the shower to their rooms, sunbathing or walking around in the morning without any clothes.It just makes more sense to me and it’s more comfortable too. Unless it’s cold why should anyone have to spend their entire free time clothed indoors.Why should we have to put on clothes when all it’ll do is increase our laundry load, which you pay for.
A study, published in the Journal of Happiness Studies, came to the conclusion that taking off your clothes around strangers is probably good for you. ‘Body image dissatisfaction is a serious, global problem that negatively affects life satisfaction,’ the authors wrote in the study. ‘Several claims have been made about the possible psychological benefits of naturist activities, but very little empirical research has investigated these benefits or any plausible explanations for them.’
The longer they had been practicing naturism and the more frequently they did it, the happier they were, the researchers said. But it is possible that people who were happier with their bodies were more likely to spend time naked, and not that being naked makes you happier.In two more experiments, the researchers went to two naturist events in the UK, to explore the idea further.
At both events, participants were asked about their feelings just before getting naked and at the end of the event before they put their clothes back on. In both cases participants experienced immediate and significant improvements in body-image, self-esteem and life satisfaction.
After a couple of weekends where I had to work,I am relieved that I have now three weekends off in a row just as hopefully the weather is about to change. The first has now just gone (it’s Monday) but luckily the weather stayed dry and I managed to get out and tidied up the garden. Having been able to experience the wonderful wildlife in our garden I took the opportunity to make our garden even more wildlife friendly.
I think I mentioned previously that we’d opened up the fence at the end of the garden and managed to spot a hedgehog on the night vision camera. Over this weekend I was hoping to remove even more “chicken” wire to hopefully get rabbits and even foxes to hopefully pay us a visit. On Saturday I managed to cut the grass and also remove half the wire and bricks from under the hedge.
Sunday we went shopping for some plants and herbs and then today I spent the day remove the rest as well as renovating the shed. Also over the weekend I adjusted the netting and topped up the pond.
All in all hopefully the hardest part is now over and apart from a little pruning and mowing we can all enjoy the garden to the full this spring and summer and that includes the animals too
I suppose this time of year is for me a time when there’s little inspiration to write and not enough good weather for us to either go out with the cameras or to take our clothes off and get some sunshine. England at this time of year rarely suffers from chronic bad weather but it tends to be drab rainy and damp. I’ve been working hard since Christmas so at the end of February I decided to take a few days off to recharge my batteries and also to get some jobs done and have a day or two out somewhere.
As we’ve been going away to naturist campsites over the past six years we decided to pay a visit to the caravan,camping and motorhome show at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham. Regular readers over the past six years might recall we visited London Excel exhibition several years ago but this was our first visit to the NEC.
We got ourselves up early and our arses into gear and left for the NEC just after 9am so we missed the rush hour traffic. After a drive of around 2 hours we arrived at the Caravan, Camping & Motorhome Show, just after 11. There were nearly 350 exhibitors exhibiting everything from tents to the most modern motorhomes, luxurious tourer caravans to compact campervans as well as accessories galore.
There were plenty of holiday ideas to inspire everybody’s summer camping or road trip and attractions that also included an indoor assault course, live cookery, celebrity appearances, expert talks, towing & motorhome tuition as well as dog agility displays and bushcraft workshops.
As we don’t have much spare cash these days we used it as just a day out but we can dream of having a caravan or motorhome one day in the distant future. This didn’t of course stop me collecting many catalogues and brochures. We may not go back to another show until we’ve the money to buy a caravan or trailer tent but at least our enthusiasm has been restored ahead of the 2017 camping season.