Standing at the edge of a cliff, salt air fills your nostrils and the wind chills your bones. Although an obvious dead end, the view is breathtaking. Wildflowers dot the cliff edge and small animals scrounge for possible edibles. Far below, the sea crashes onto the jagged rocks while seagulls soar through the blue sky. Go to Comment
Clusters of luscious peach and apple trees can be seen in this flourishing orchard. Healthily trimmed, the fruit grow comfortably within its required space despite the variety of bees and birds that partake of the ripe fruit. A young boy can be seen in the distance as he fills his pack while up in a tree. Go to Comment
The symmetric rows of rice shoots extending from the water gives the impression that this flooded land is carefully looked after. The water, though muddy, does not appear to be contaminated. Rising from tall stilts in the center of the field is a large platform with a box filled with agricultural tools. Go to Comment
As if ravaged upon by a disease, this fruit orchard has dropped most of its fruit. Covering the ground is a thick layer of rotten pears and decaying plums. Some trees are completely barren while others are simply devoid of life with cracked and worm-hole riddled trunks. One tree, with a single pear hanging from a bough, has a broken butterfly feeder at the base. Go to Comment
Once a year, the king steps down from his throne, and lives as a peasant for one day, the next day is the anniversary of his coronation, and it is celebrated by a reenactment of the ceremony. This is doubly beneficial, firstly, because the people are able to have the grand parade that always precedes the ceremony. Secondly, because the heir to the throne is given a day on the job every year. Although, apparently, the thought has not yet come to one of the kingdoms enemies, the assassination of the king during the renewal coronation would be a moral, as well as a political blow to the kingdom.
Ideas ( System ) | July 24, 2008 |