Un Dia Una Vida

Welcome to Un Dia Una Vida.

This blog is about your one life and living it a day at a time.

In this blog you'll see images and read about health, wellbeing, love, food and all the other little things and quirks that can bring happiness and contentment to a busy urban life.

I hope you can join me as I try to make each day a great one.

Best wishes

Fernando Gallardo

Another shot a few hours later… Now we have a hanging oregano plant, parsley in pots, more weeding, pruning, sweeping, and in my opinion, looking better I think!

Posted at 3:58pm.

Another shot a few hours later… Now we have a hanging oregano plant, parsley in pots, more weeding, pruning, sweeping, and in my opinion,  looking better I think!

climateadaptation:

How To Save A Public Library: Make It A Seed Bank. A small town library is ‘saved’ with a clever, resident run seed bank. NPR presents this as a clever solution to the problem of one shrinking library.

There about 120,000 libraries in the US. I agree that diversifying services (to an extent) is always good for any system (diversity is the essence of adaptation). What really needs to happen is for libraries to analyze who they serve and consolidate or close systems where necessary.

Still, it’s a nice little story that warms hearts on a cold winters day.

Here’s how it works: A library card gets you a packet of seeds. You then grow the fruits and vegetables, harvest the new seeds from the biggest and best, and return those seeds so the library can lend them out to others.

Syson says tending a garden in Western Colorado can be frustrating. The dry climate, alkaline soils and short growing season keep many novices from starting. She’ll take seeds from the plants that withstand pests and persevere through drought.

“If you save seed from those plants, already, in one generation, you will now be able to grow a plant that has those traits,” Syson says.

The seed packets are a novelty within the library’s more mainstream collection of books, CDs and DVDs.

The library’s director, Barbara Milnor, says in the age of digital, downloadable books and magazines, the tangible seed packets are another way to draw people in.

Via NPR

Posted at 3:53pm.

climateadaptation:

How To Save A Public Library: Make It A Seed Bank. A small town library is ‘saved’ with a clever, resident run seed bank. NPR presents this as a clever solution to the problem of one shrinking library.
There about 120,000 libraries in the US. I agree that diversifying services (to an extent) is always good for any system (diversity is the essence of adaptation). What really needs to happen is for libraries to analyze who they serve and consolidate or close systems where necessary.
Still, it’s a nice little story that warms hearts on a cold winters day.

Here’s how it works: A library card gets you a packet of seeds. You then grow the fruits and vegetables, harvest the new seeds from the biggest and best, and return those seeds so the library can lend them out to others.
Syson says tending a garden in Western Colorado can be frustrating. The dry climate, alkaline soils and short growing season keep many novices from starting. She’ll take seeds from the plants that withstand pests and persevere through drought.
“If you save seed from those plants, already, in one generation, you will now be able to grow a plant that has those traits,” Syson says.
The seed packets are a novelty within the library’s more mainstream collection of books, CDs and DVDs.
The library’s director, Barbara Milnor, says in the age of digital, downloadable books and magazines, the tangible seed packets are another way to draw people in.

Via NPR

beingblog:

“The main thing is the YOU beneath the clothes and skin — the ability to do, the will to conquer, the determination to understand and know this great, wonderful, curious world.

Don’t shrink from new experiences and custom. Take the cold bath bravely. Enter into the spirit of your big bed-room. Enjoy what is and not pine for what is not.

Read some good, heavy, serious books just for discipline: Take yourself in hand and master yourself. Make yourself do unpleasant things, so as to gain the upper hand of your soul.”

~W.E.B. Du Bois in a letter to his daughter Yolande (1914)

photo by Matteo Mazzadri / Flickr, cc by-nc-nd 2.0

Posted at 12:33pm.

beingblog:

“The main thing is the YOU beneath the clothes and skin — the ability to do, the will to conquer, the determination to understand and know this great, wonderful, curious world.
Don’t shrink from new experiences and custom. Take the cold bath bravely. Enter into the spirit of your big bed-room. Enjoy what is and not pine for what is not.
Read some good, heavy, serious books just for discipline: Take yourself in hand and master yourself. Make yourself do unpleasant things, so as to gain the upper hand of your soul.”
~W.E.B. Du Bois in a letter to his daughter Yolande (1914)
photo by Matteo Mazzadri / Flickr, cc by-nc-nd 2.0

thelearningbrain:

Part of this series of drawing/painting meditations I’ve been doing daily for the last week or so.

Clearing the Path

Gouache on Handmade Paper

Sheamus Burns (me)

2013

Posted at 11:19pm.

thelearningbrain:

Part of this series of drawing/painting meditations I’ve been doing daily for the last week or so. Clearing the Path
 Gouache on Handmade Paper
 Sheamus Burns (me)
 2013

Herbed Quinoa with Pine Nuts! So delicious and obviously very nutritious. Also very filling! Red onion, lightly toasted pine nuts, basil, lemon juice, salt, pepper and olive oil. Bring on the superfoods!! #instafood #herbs #healthy #healthyliving #delicious #eat #food #instahealth #undiaunavida #yum

Posted at 10:36pm and tagged with: healthy, instahealth, healthyliving, instafood, herbs, yum, food, delicious, eat, undiaunavida,.

Herbed Quinoa with Pine Nuts! So delicious and obviously very nutritious. Also very filling! Red onion, lightly toasted pine nuts, basil, lemon juice, salt, pepper and olive oil. Bring on the superfoods!! #instafood #herbs #healthy #healthyliving #delicious #eat #food #instahealth #undiaunavida #yum

assemblepapers:

Lina Marie Koeppen is ‘designing failure’ to challenge the standards of global society. Rather than producing expected extensions of our environments, Koeppen’s family of everyday objects intend to provoke failure and self-empathy. Koeppen believes ‘learning to unlearn’ will allow us to become more self-aware and playful in our domestic settings and within society. 

Posted at 5:25pm.

My little herb collection is beginning to pick up speed! I love them and I know this might seem nutty but I talk to them too! #plants #herbs #healthy #healthyliving #garden #urbanplants #undiaunavida #greenthumb

Posted at 3:33pm and tagged with: plants, garden, healthy, greenthumb, herbs, urbanplants, healthyliving, undiaunavida,.

My little herb collection is beginning to pick up speed! I love them and I know this might seem nutty but I talk to them too! #plants #herbs #healthy #healthyliving #garden #urbanplants #undiaunavida #greenthumb

Piadina Flatbread made today… Flour, olive oil, salt and water and tossed into pan to heat a minute a side with no oil. Perfect for an antipast plate. I brushed it with some olive oil sprinkled some rosemary and squeezed some lemon juice into it! Delicious #food #yum #flatbread #healthy #eat #healthyliving #delicious

Posted at 3:12pm and tagged with: flatbread, food, eat, healthy, yum, delicious, healthyliving,.

Piadina Flatbread made today… Flour, olive oil, salt and water and tossed into pan to heat a minute a side with no oil. Perfect for an antipast plate. I brushed it with some olive oil sprinkled some rosemary and squeezed some lemon juice into it! Delicious #food #yum #flatbread #healthy #eat  #healthyliving #delicious

forestfeast:

Since it’s not super sweet, this makes a great breakfast pastry, similar to a banana or zucchini bread. The addition of the salty sunflower seeds on top really seals the deal for me, adding a little crunch. Enjoy!

by Erin Gleeson for The Forest Feast

Posted at 2:23am.

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Posted at 2:14am.

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