love birds ;)

Actually you know what. Just don’t mow. Get rid of your lawnmower. Turn your whole yard into a wildflower field or an edible garden. Lawns are the invention of the upper class to show wealth through wasted plots of grass that is meticulously tended for no reason other than to be grass. It’s literally an empty plot of land they kept because they had so much money they didn’t need it to grow food. Not using a yard as just a yard is an act of rebellion.

One of the main industries still supporting lawns is chemical pest control companies, and they’re also responsible for the insecticides that crashed the bird populations in the 40s and 50s as well as a lot of what’s killing bees and butterflies now. The herbicides they produce specifically targets “bad” plants like dandelions, buttercups, and clovers, which are plants bees rely on for early spring feeding. Grass is just grass; it would be great for feeding small mammals if people would let it grow more than three inches, but they won’t.

So, yeah. Kill lawnmower culture. Plant some native flowers. Grow some vegetables and fruit trees. Put out bird feeders and bee sugar spots and homes for both. Be kind to bugs and birds and rabbits and opossums and whoever else might wander by. Make your neighborhood a lot more beautiful.

DEH Future Headcanons

i was thinking about what all of the DEH characters would pursue as careers after the show, and i’ve compiled a list.

EVAN: ya boy is gonna be a writer. not just any writer, though. a writer of informative children’s books about nature. because 1. children are much easier to interact with and be around than adults, 2. he fricking loves trees and such, so he’d get to research them for his book, 3. the show constantly mentions him being a good writer and loving writing but not necessarily being comfortable expressing that, and nonfiction writing is much less personal and can therefore be less intimidating. boom. perfect.

ZOE: for a while i thought about her being a science professor of some sort (psychology, chemistry, biology), because i think she wants to see the world progress and to help people. but i changed my mind. she’s in the STEM field and fluctuates between wanting to work in engineering or medicine. if she isn’t a therapist, a pediatrician, or an OBGYN, she’s a chemical engineer, who works in medication production or in finding new sustainable energy sources. Dr. Zoe Murphy you betcha

ALANA: this girl! ! she seems like a wonderful debater, like someone who would go into politics/political science. she can argue and is very logical, but she can also connect with people and help them get involved. her, in college, studying and studying for the bar and then slayinggggg. she is a lawyer all the way, and often ponders about the possibility of starting a political campaign.

JARED: idek man, but i feel like he’d go into tech. something STEM related, like Zoe, with a minor in marketing. then he’d turn to something that’s still tech-based but has an edge of creativity. i.e. software developer. he’d create some bizarre app (i.e. angry birds) that just goes Viral

also heidi becomes a paralegal and then a lawyer and maybe mentors alana? i love it. and heidi sends everyone a copy of evan’s book, of course.

It slowly turns into spring, it gets warmer, the birds sing till late evening, the sunsets become more and more intense, the trees bloom, the air is fresher, everything starts to live again.
I’m sitting there on my bed, window wide open, with sparsely light in my room and somewhere out there someone is listening to “I see fire”. Now and again I am feeling a gentle breath of air on my naked skin and I know now I start to live again.
It’s so beautiful that my heart is nearly breaking. I wish I could dissolve and become one with everything.
—  Ali Smith, spring

Mike partaking in date-like scenarios as the one to set the romantic mood && atmosphere with his saxophone and/or enticingly smooth Sinatra voice of his.

Imagine a possibility where Norman takes Rosita for a special date-night. How they managed some alone time for themselves is a kinda miracle, but it really was just Johnny, Meena, Ash and Gunter taking care of the kids in the mean-time.

When Norman calls upon the “entertainment” for tonight, Mike pops up in his red tuxedo, because symbolic for love and such – and it’s his signature tux anyway. Rosita’s slightly flabbergasted and actually asks “Why Mike?” with Mike clearly in ear-shot. Mike, restraining himself from doing a snarky retort, just replies with “This ain’t the first time I’ve done one of these.”

He gets paid every-time anyway.

((Sometimes watching love-birds swoon over one another can do wonders to distract him from his nights of bottled up anxiety and self-pity.))

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Photo ref from PMP (Paul Sawford)