When I was driving home from Target I saw smoke in the distance.
When you live in Wisconsin and see smoke during the months of March through May, locals know it’s no reason to fret. The smoke is from “prescribed prairie fires.” And I’m no expert, but this year the fires started much later because of how long the cold, windy, wet weather dragged into May.
Why prairie fires?
“Without the use of prescribed burning as a management tool, Wisconsin could lose many of its native grassland, wetland, woodland plant communities. For thousands of years, vast, sweeping wildfires, set primarily by Native Americans, were as much a part of the pre-settlement Wisconsin environment as rain, drought and the passing of the seasons. Because frequent fire played a significant role in the development of much of Wisconsin’s native plant communities for thousands of years, many plant and animal species now depend on fire for their continued existence.
For example, prairie grasses and flowers develop deep roots and buds beneath the soil, enabling them to withstand the heat of a fire while shallow rooted invasive brush succumbs.”
The Worst Room is 25-year-old freelance cinematographer Ryan Nethery’s blog about trying to find affordable housing in New York City. He is currently homeless. I saw Ryan’s blog on Yahoo because the blog is viral now. Ryan, thinking of you and hope you don’t mind that I have posted your photos. What a great idea you had to document your room-hunting experience! I hope your blog brings you a lot of work!
All photographs © Ryan Nethery.
The reality of this is so depressing.
Be sure to check out the rest of Ryan’s photos on his blog.
I love my house in Wisconsin but I wish my house was in New Jersey so I could be near all my friends. But I do appreciate my house. Last night I was looking at New Jersey houses online to see how the market is now and what I could buy for $500,000…the selection is questionable. Then I looked at one of my favorite sites, Real Estalker, and that led me to Sotheby’s and I looked up houses that cost over $50 million. After looking at these houses, I am even more content with my humble house!
This house is in Provence-Alpes-Cote D’Azur, France and the price is Upon Request. I wouldn’t mind swimming here! But this bedroom, although I’m sure the fabric is really expensive – well, it goes to show ya that people who have money don’t necessarily have good taste. Do you think the rug matches the decor?
Here is a kitchen of a neoclassical villa in Greece – Price Upon Request:
The bedroom of a Price Upon Request house in Russia:
Lastly, a Price Upon Request house in Bridgehampton, New York. Sixty acres!
Here is the dining room: