1. In the Aeroplane Over the Sea - Neutral Milk Hotel
2. Spiderland - Slint
3. Slanted & Enchanted - Pavement
4. Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain - Pavement
5. Funeral - Arcade Fire
6. Bee Thousand - Guided By Voices
7. I Can Feel the Heart Beating as One - Yo La Tengo
8. If You’re Feeling Sinister - Belle & Sebastian
9. Exile in Guyville - Liz Phair
10. Either/Or - Elliott Smith
11. The Moon and Antartica - Modest Mouse
12. Turn On the Bright Lights - Interpol
13. Illinois - Sufjan Stevens
14. Whatever People Say I am, That’s What I’m Not - Arctic Monkeys
15. I Could Live in Hope - Low
16. Music from the Unrealized Film Script, Dusk at Cubist Castle - Olivia Tremor Control
17. Return to Cookie Mountain - TV On the Radio
18. Emergency & I - The Dismemberment Plan
19. You Forgot it in People - Broken Social Scene
20. 69 Love Songs - The Magnetic Fields
“This tree is 62 years old. It’s been through fire and drought, plague and plenty. And all of this is recorded in its rings.
Each spring and summer a tree adds new layers of wood to its trunk. The wood formed in spring grows fast, and is lighter because it consists of large cells.
In summer, growth is slower; the wood has smaller cells and is darker. So when the tree is cut, the layers appear as alternating rings of light and dark wood.
Count the dark rings, and you know the tree’s age. Study the rings, and you can learn much more. Many things affect the way the tree grows, and thus alter the shape, thickness, color and uniformity of the rings”
★ The average tree removes about 4 -5 kg of pollution from the air each year.
★ Trees planted between crop fields and creeks can remove many pollutants before they reach the stream.
★ A large tree can remove more than 400 litres of water from the ground and discharge it into the air in a day.
★ One large tree in a single day can produce the amount of oxygen required by 4 people.
★ Trees can shade your home and cool it by up to 10 degrees Celsius in the summer. [via]
also see…>Most Magnificent Trees in the World
▣ Arthur Henry Howard Heming (January 17, 1870 – October 30, 1940) was a Canadian painter and novelist known as the “chronicler of the North” for his paintings, sketches, essays and books about Canada’s North. [via]
▣ Heming’s work became known nationally and internationally and by the 1930’s he was “undoubtedly the best known Canadian artist in Europe. His paintings, full of adventure and romantic allure, were synonymous with Canada in the minds of millions.” [via]
▣ Born in Paris, Ontario and raised in Hamilton, he studied in New York and London under artists Frank Vincent DuMond and Frank Brangwyn. He was colour blind and as a result worked mostly in black and white. [via]
▣ “Through his activities as traveller, hunter, illustrator, author and painter, he has acquired an international reputation. He possesses an astonishing vigorous style, the more unique because it owes nothing to any classified school or tradition, He revels in the dramatic incidents of field and forest, interpreting them in boldly emphasized patterns and in sweeping and strongly marked rhythms-the sense of which doubtless came to him through his observations of the movement of wild things against the northern background of snow and crystal-clear air.” [via]
★ ”Across the Sub-Artics of Canada” (1898) (with James Williams Tyrrell)
★ ”The Drama of the Forests: romance and adventure” (1921) [Read Online]
★ ”Spirit Lake” (1923)
★ ”The Living Forest” (1925)
★ ”Miss Florence and the Artists of Old Lyme (1971)