Wiry grasses and wild flowers stripe the rocky ledges of the alpine capped with a white covering of snow. Wilderness coastlines are scattered with driftwood as the tide rises and falls with the sun. Ancient forests soak in the rainfall and offer a lush carpet of moss and lacy ferns under a ceiling of spruce, cedar, fir, and hemlock. Adventure, solitude, peace, and beauty are just a few of the offerings that attract over four million visitors annually. The matchless trio of ecosystems provides endless opportunity for activities for every family and level of fitness, from whale watching to winter snowboarding.
Two of the monkeys ran around their exhibit and climbed and jumped on things frequently. While the third sat the entire time, he was constantly scratching himself, especially his feet, and fidgeting around. They were all very active. The lemur seemed to be more of an inspector. He looked around a lot, and his movement seemed to be dominated by the desire to look at things from a different viewpoint.
Stating that it’s easy to brush against a surface and pick up half a dozen or more, usually in some sensitive areas. He runs across many pets lying in state in Dumpster, all not entirely dead. (pg.28) City bees harvest glaze, making the Dumpster at the doughnut shop more interesting. Scroungers make it hard for the divers to get the Dumpsters full potential. They come in with no thought of the others that the dumpster may serve.
1.Williams is trying to emit the atmosphere of decay. The white buildings (obviously an allusion to Blanche) and quaintly ornamented gables all make us believe that this neighborhood was once great and well kept, but has been neglected and is now run-down, but has a certain charm to it. The “warm breath” of the river as well as the “faint redolence’s of bananas and coffee” helps set a more “homey” atmosphere. The Blue Piano jazz sends out a heavily depressive note, which goes hand in hand with the “depressive” state of this once great neighborhood, or “the spirit of life” as Williams likes to put it. Even the name, Elysian Fields (meaning Heaven or Paradise on Earth) misleads the reader, but helps reference the areas once majestic setting.
Not only does Leopold accentuate the beauty in the natural world, he highlights the terrible consequences of an industrial society along with his opinions on how things should change to save the natural world. Leopold takes you on a journey in A Sand County Almanac. In the first section of the book he gives a very magical description of his Wisconsin farm with all its plant and animal life. Every flower, every insect or bird is suddenly beautiful, not only on the outside, but through its history and contributions to all the other organisms of the land. From diseased trees to a spring flood, everything has a purpose and an intrinsic beauty.
Steinbeck creates a beautiful and natural setting by his use of figurative language. “Willows fresh and green with every spring” and “leaves lie deep and so crisp” create an image in the mind of the reader that evokes a calm and peaceful mood. Steinbeck then uses the setting to introduce the two main protagonists. The arrival of the protagonists interrupts the harmony of the river bank, but before any sign of them is visible or within earshot, the birds fly away, the rabbits scatter, and all the other animals flee the area. This lets us know that something or someone is coming.
Trees bend and buckle under the burden of Winter’s bounty. A snow hare runs underfoot, unafraid and unfamiliar with the strange creature that has perturbed his home. Birds chirp sparsely, at least those who remain. The aroma of the land is captivating, with the distinct smell of spring soon approaching and a scent of pine that lingers in the air. Each breath drawn brings a perceptible chill to the nostrils.
And the first time we went there, I saw a lot more birds. This wasn’t the case however for our second time returning there. We walked down the pathway with snow at every step. It was very cold and there and the snow was pretty deep, for me at least. However I did get some awesome facts about the birds at the Great Salt Lake shore lands!
Alex Benn's 'Dont get me started' Strolling down that desolate road on a mid-november's morning. The golden leaves drift down to be engulfed by the psychedelic mists. Many would consider this setting a peaceful retreat, an escape from the reality of everyday life. Unfortunately, i simply cannot share this same enthusiasm,due to the fact that this picturesque walk holds a dark, sombre truth right as you so dare walk around that corner. Now the loud chugs and splutters of all types of pollutants are yours to endure, as you will now wait at the side of the road for at least half an hour to embrace possibly the most dreary spectacle known to man-kind... the approaching bus.
The wind was picking up as he traveled, blowing leaves down from the trees and up for the forest floor, surrounding him as if in a dream while he walked. The ground began to incline, each step taking more effort. He jumped as a black snake crossed his path a few feet away. The snake did not try to attack him; it simply looked him in the eyes, and then kept going on its path, leaving him behind; but he knew the forest would no longer pose no problem. He kept walking.