Swimming in secret pond

I felt tired Tuesday night. Couldn’t run with the boys due to knee injury, so went off alone at a slow pace up to this hidden pond in the hills and by the time I’d done two around-the-pond circuits, I felt great. A beautiful spot, a little valley damned up at one end. Swallows swoop around, just skimming the surface, grabbing insects, a peaceful place. Once in a while, humans actually improve a bit of the natural world.

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

One Response to Swimming in secret pond

  1. Some of the best memories of my life are from my childhood and late teens, when I had the opportunity to go off to some places like this. I think the quality of my life has been so shaped by having these country/natural experiences at the base. Literally a sacred well of peace and contentment, always back there to return to.

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