"BioSphere 2", wire frame, glass seed beads, enameled pin, circa 2012
In honor of Earth Day, April 22. Although it feels a bit like Earth Week (which is great!) - so many goings on both last weekend and this coming weekend. We did our part last weekend, recycling all the crap we purged from the basement. Goodwill for the electronics and GP, Half-Price Books for the books & DVDs, some bits to our friend who works at a metal scrap yard. Some things still ended up dumped, but at least that was the smallest pile.
Some of you may know my hub & I were married on Earth Day. Our first date was on Earth Day, not intentionally, but when we decided to get married, and did the math to figure out our first date, it became very intentional to marry on the same day.
We picked up this magnet at BioSphere 2, just north of Tucson, Arizona. The original intention of the facility was very ambitious, and arguably successful. Or not. It's still used for research, and open for tours, both of which satisfy the geek in me. The coolest thing I learned there: without the stress of wind, trees don't grow strong enough to stand straight up.
Full disclosure: there were no magnets that had BioSphere on them. We cobbled together our own from a magnet and a pin. No frogs were harmed in the creation of this magnet.
Magnet Monday features a selection from our semi-vast and ever growing collection of cheesy refrigerator magnets. Without doubt the perfect souvenir. Only slightly less cheesy than collecting snow globes but maybe a lot easier to smuggle in your bra. If need be. Which I hope it never is. Unless it's really worth it.