Vela Creations is an in-depth resource for off grid living. The site documents our research and experiences, hoping that they might help others interested in pursuing this lifestyle. This blog is designed to document our day to day experiences as we build our new, sustainable homestead. If you are interested in seeing more photos and videos, we have a flickr account at the following url:

Monday, July 31, 2017

William Christopher Handy

"Nature was my kindergarten." - William Christopher Handy

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Alexander Smith

"Death is the ugly fact which Nature has to hide, and she hides it well." - Alexander Smith

Saturday, July 29, 2017

A. A. Milne

"Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them." - A. A. Milne

Friday, July 28, 2017

Bryan Procter

"Oh, the summer night, Has a smile of light, And she sits on a sapphire throne." - Bryan Procter

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Bhumibol Adulyadej

"Nature is something outside our body, but the mind is within us." - Bhumibol Adulyadej

Monday, July 24, 2017

Roy Bean

"Time will pass and seasons will come and go." - Roy Bean

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Russell Baker

"Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it." - Russell Baker

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Paul Muni

"Nature's far too subtle to repeat herself." - Paul Muni

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Blaise Pascal

"Nature is an infinite sphere of which the center is everywhere and the circumference nowhere." - Blaise Pascal

Monday, July 17, 2017

Alfred Austin

"Show me your garden and I shall tell you what you are." - Alfred Austin

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"All theory, dear friend, is gray, but the golden tree of life springs ever green." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Honore de Balzac

"Clouds symbolize the veils that shroud God." - Honore de Balzac

Friday, July 14, 2017

Konstantin Tsiolkovsky

"All the universe is full of the lives of perfect creatures." - Konstantin Tsiolkovsky

Sunday, July 9, 2017

A. R. Ammons

"In nature there are few sharp lines." - A. R. Ammons

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Valentina Tereshkova

"Hey sky, take off your hat, I'm on my way!" - Valentina Tereshkova

Friday, July 7, 2017

Werner Heisenberg

"What we observe is not nature itself, but nature exposed to our method of questioning." - Werner Heisenberg

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Jean Ingelow

"Against her ankles as she trod The lucky buttercups did nod." - Jean Ingelow

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Corita Kent

"Flowers grow out of dark moments." - Corita Kent

Monday, July 3, 2017

Edmund Burke

"To make us love our country, our country ought to be lovely." - Edmund Burke

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Ivan Turgenev

"We sit in the mud... and reach for the stars." - Ivan Turgenev

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Benjamin Disraeli

"Nature, like man, sometimes weeps from gladness." - Benjamin Disraeli

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