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:

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Henry David Thoreau

"I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion." - Henry David Thoreau

Monday, August 28, 2017

Jane Austen

"To sit in the shade on a fine day and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment." - Jane Austen

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Adlai E. Stevenson

"Nature is indifferent to the survival of the human species, including Americans." - Adlai E. Stevenson

Saturday, August 26, 2017

H. P. Lovecraft

"Blue, green, grey, white, or black; smooth, ruffled, or mountainous; that ocean is not silent." - H. P. Lovecraft

Friday, August 25, 2017

Michael Pollan

"A lawn is nature under totalitarian rule." - Michael Pollan

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Emily Carr

"Trees love to toss and sway; they make such happy noises." - Emily Carr

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Chen Shui-bian

"Even if one tree falls down it wouldn't affect the entire forest." - Chen Shui-bian

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Luigi Pirandello

"Nature uses human imagination to lift her work of creation to even higher levels." - Luigi Pirandello

Monday, August 21, 2017

Josiah Gilbert Holland

"Nature is the master of talents; genius is the master of nature." - Josiah Gilbert Holland

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Henry David Thoreau

"There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root." - Henry David Thoreau

Friday, August 18, 2017

Francis Bacon

"We cannot command Nature except by obeying her." - Francis Bacon

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Hosea Ballou

"Disease is the retribution of outraged Nature." - Hosea Ballou

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Thomas Carlyle

"The old cathedrals are good, but the great blue dome that hangs over everything is better." - Thomas Carlyle

Monday, August 14, 2017

Lord Byron

"I love not man the less, but Nature more." - Lord Byron

Sunday, August 13, 2017

James Lovelock

"Sadly, it's much easier to create a desert than a forest." - James Lovelock

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Francois Rabelais

"If the skies fall, one may hope to catch larks." - Francois Rabelais

Friday, August 11, 2017

William Wordsworth

"The flower that smells the sweetest is shy and lowly." - William Wordsworth

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Emile M. Cioran

"What would be left of our tragedies if an insect were to present us his?" - Emile M. Cioran

Monday, August 7, 2017

Rabindranath Tagore

"Trees are the earth's endless effort to speak to the listening heaven." - Rabindranath Tagore

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Ugo Betti

"There is no forgiveness in nature." - Ugo Betti

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Letitia Elizabeth Landon

"A brier rose whose buds yield fragrant harvest for the honey bee." - Letitia Elizabeth Landon

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Guillaume Apollinaire

"Without poets, without artists, men would soon weary of nature's monotony." - Guillaume Apollinaire

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Margaret Fuller

"Nature provides exceptions to every rule." - Margaret Fuller

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