#ExpressLove - Embrace Nature

Ansley Ansley


It's our final week with the Expressions of Love theme here at Edenfantasys. Last week we asked everyone how playful they are in their relationships, the week before we asked how you explore together and the week before that we asked how you spread the joy to those around you.



This week we're embracing nature. Now, this could mean any number of things, from using organically grown foods or products that contain only natural ingredients or skinny-dipping in the lake at midnight on a hot summer night. Or, it could be advocating for creatures that cannot advocate for themselves. There are many ways this could be interpreted all the way down to simply appreciating the beautiful things that surround us in nature every day.

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Tell us how you embrace nature!
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
I am an animal-rights advocate.
hall5885 , Woman China , Geogeo , lisasharrer , bobomomo , VelvetDragon , Silverdrop , Mirachaya , Airen Wolf , Do emu , Kitka , Riki , chickyto82 , sammyjojo , Kimberly's Thoughts , Narr , SimpleTwistofFate , All His , Alyce , Dixiemomma , Badass , AshieLizz , krazed79 , joolie , wetone123 , quinceykay , Terri69 , darthkitt3n , Gone (LD29) , sugar&spikes , lovekink , SubmissiveFeminist , Castielskitten , ghalik , TwistedTruth
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I avidly recycle as much as I can.
P'Gell , angiem32 , ily , Kindred , Sex Positivity , fallwillow , hall5885 , ScarletFox , CoffeeCup , Gunsmoke , VioletMoonstone , Kate , mrcg , blondie , bayosgirl , GONE! , bobomomo , Amber1w , ellejay , ToyTimeTim , padmeamidala , VelvetDragon , Dragonfly Delta , llellsee , Illusional , Airen Wolf , Emma (Girl With Fire) , jennyy , allama , Rhiulan , Stinkytofu10 , Mwar , cburger , True Pleasures , Smooth , Jenny Smith , Ansley , Howells , sexy19364 , Do emu , Kitka , Femme Mystique , Riki , humblepie , larapenny , sweetiebelle , chickyto82 , Kimberly's Thoughts , Rossie , actingbalanced , loves6cats , SimpleTwistofFate , PeaceToTheMiddleEast , Harietto , Amanda Jasinski , Tanager , All His , Rosita's La Tanita , Alyce , BabyL0ve , moosee27 , Latsyrc728 , Dixiemomma , Badass , geliebt , Honeybee , Ms. N , interestingstuff , pinkpottergirl , LovesAPoet , MunchTalk , krazed79 , Amahetsy , Gracie , Peace357 , FruityCloudPuff , SiNn , Do-Re-Mi , Faeya , wetone123 , Terri69 , Tiffani Mulford-Davenport , LuluFleg , darthkitt3n , Amomsrantings , ConnerJay , ElizabethOwens , CharmCity , *Camoprincess* , Serafina Longarina , Karla Sceviour , GenderIrrelevant , Sally Forth , sugar&spikes , UpTheScene , rocketlauncher , Pi , Castielskitten , ghalik , Moje Makaze , DeliciousSurprise , TwistedTruth , SJ88
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I have a compost heap to fertilize my garden.
P'Gell , Kindred , fallwillow , hall5885 , lilly555 , VelvetDragon , Mwar , Do emu , Femme Mystique , humblepie , sweetiebelle , Harietto , Amanda Jasinski , geliebt , pynkNymphette , MunchTalk , Gracie , Faeya , wetone123 , Amomsrantings , ConnerJay , Research , rachael.ben , UpTheScene , lovekink , rocketlauncher
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I have a lot of flowers and plants that attract creatures that pollinate flora.
P'Gell , angiem32 , Kindred , Sex Positivity , fallwillow , hall5885 , Gunsmoke , blondie , bobomomo , unfulfilled , ToyTimeTim , VelvetDragon , Mirachaya , Airen Wolf , Emma (Girl With Fire) , MissManners , Mwar , sexy19364 , Do emu , Femme Mystique , larapenny , sweetiebelle , chickyto82 , Kimberly's Thoughts , Rossie , actingbalanced , Narr , Harietto , Tanager , All His , Latsyrc728 , Dixiemomma , pynkNymphette , interestingstuff , funluvinmama , LovesAPoet , Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard , MunchTalk , SiNn , Do-Re-Mi , wetone123 , MissCara , stewankimi , Tiffani Mulford-Davenport , Amomsrantings , sugar&spikes , lovekink , Sohotdinosaur , rocketlauncher , Pi , ghalik
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I try to spend as much time as I can doing outdoor activities like biking, hiking and the like.
angiem32 , Ryuson , Sex Positivity , fallwillow , hall5885 , domesticbeaver , Gunsmoke , Kate , bobomomo , ellejay , ToyTimeTim , PassionateLover2 , VelvetDragon , llellsee , Mirachaya , Airen Wolf , Stinkytofu10 , Mwar , cburger , Jeannie Ward , Melan!e , True Pleasures , Smooth , Eva Schwaltz , Kitka , Femme Mystique , 31 Flavors , larapenny , chickyto82 , Kimberly's Thoughts , actingbalanced , Harietto , Tanager , Latsyrc728 , Honeybee , Trisha Scott , pynkNymphette , April Fordyce , linsomnia , funluvinmama , MunchTalk , krazed79 , FruityCloudPuff , Do-Re-Mi , stewankimi , darthkitt3n , ConnerJay , Research , rachael.ben , Bullfroggy and Rose , xOhxSoxScandalousx , sugar&spikes , UpTheScene , Sohotdinosaur , rocketlauncher , Castielskitten , ghalik , newfiechic
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When I fish for sport, I practice catch and release.
ToyTimeTim , allama , Melan!e , Ansley , Kitka , sweetiebelle , sammyjojo , Kimberly's Thoughts , Narr , All His , Latsyrc728 , Badass , Thisgingersnapsback , funluvinmama , Bullfroggy and Rose , *Camoprincess* , xOhxSoxScandalousx , GenderIrrelevant , FlyingPussyfoot , SubmissiveFeminist , Pi , Castielskitten
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I buy locally and organically grown foods.
P'Gell , angiem32 , Ryuson , Kindred , Sex Positivity , fallwillow , hall5885 , ScarletFox , domesticbeaver , Kate , blondie , bayosgirl , bobomomo , ellejay , padmeamidala , VelvetDragon , Silverdrop , Illusional , Mirachaya , Airen Wolf , Emma (Girl With Fire) , Stinkytofu10 , Mwar , cburger , Smooth , Do emu , Kitka , Femme Mystique , 31 Flavors , humblepie , Kimberly's Thoughts , actingbalanced , Narr , Amanda Jasinski , Tanager , Alyce , pynkNymphette , interestingstuff , AshieLizz , linsomnia , MunchTalk , krazed79 , Peace357 , FruityCloudPuff , SiNn , Do-Re-Mi , wetone123 , stewankimi , Tiffani Mulford-Davenport , LuluFleg , darthkitt3n , Amomsrantings , ConnerJay , Incendiaire , GenderIrrelevant , sugar&spikes , UpTheScene , lovekink , Sohotdinosaur , rocketlauncher , ghalik , newfiechic , macho99
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I buy organic and/or all-natural products as much as I can.
P'Gell , angiem32 , Ryuson , Sex Positivity , fallwillow , hall5885 , ScarletFox , freshbananas , lilly555 , CoffeeCup , VioletMoonstone , Kate , blondie , bayosgirl , GONE! , bobomomo , ellejay , unfulfilled , padmeamidala , VelvetDragon , llellsee , Silverdrop , Illusional , Airen Wolf , Emma (Girl With Fire) , jennyy , Mwar , Serenesub , Jeannie Ward , Melan!e , Gisy29 , pinkpanikku , Smooth , sexy19364 , Do emu , Kitka , Femme Mystique , Riki , humblepie , larapenny , Kimberly's Thoughts , actingbalanced , SimpleTwistofFate , PeaceToTheMiddleEast , Harietto , Amanda Jasinski , Tanager , All His , Alyce , Thisgingersnapsback , linsomnia , MunchTalk , chula101 , krazed79 , Do-Re-Mi , Faeya , wetone123 , Tiffani Mulford-Davenport , LuluFleg , darthkitt3n , Amomsrantings , ConnerJay , xOhxSoxScandalousx , Sally Forth , sugar&spikes , UpTheScene , rocketlauncher , ghalik , newfiechic , DeliciousSurprise , TwistedTruth , macho99
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I look for ways to reuse and repurpose items as much as I can (bottles, cartons, fabrics).
Ryuson , Kindred , Sex Positivity , fallwillow , Deeder , hall5885 , ScarletFox , lilly555 , CoffeeCup , VioletMoonstone , Kate , GONE! , bobomomo , ellejay , unfulfilled , ToyTimeTim , padmeamidala , PassionateLover2 , VelvetDragon , Dragonfly Delta , llellsee , Silverdrop , Illusional , Airen Wolf , jennyy , allama , Stinkytofu10 , Mwar , cburger , Jeannie Ward , Melan!e , Ansley , Howells , sexy19364 , Do emu , hot n spicey , TransMarc , Femme Mystique , Riki , mellanhead , humblepie , larapenny , sweetiebelle , Kimberly's Thoughts , Rossie , actingbalanced , Narr , SimpleTwistofFate , Allyce Smith , Harietto , Tanager , All His , Alyce , BabyL0ve , Dixiemomma , Badass , Kabookie , geliebt , Honeybee , Ms. N , pynkNymphette , interestingstuff , Ammo333 , pinkpottergirl , ViVix , linsomnia , LovesAPoet , bruja99 , MunchTalk , Gracie , SiNn , Do-Re-Mi , Faeya , wetone123 , TheSinDoll , stewankimi , Tiffani Mulford-Davenport , LuluFleg , darthkitt3n , Amomsrantings , ConnerJay , rachael.ben , CharmCity , Gone (LD29) , GenderIrrelevant , Sally Forth , sugar&spikes , UpTheScene , FlyingPussyfoot , lovekink , Sohotdinosaur , SubmissiveFeminist , prairiebelle , rocketlauncher , Castielskitten , ghalik , newfiechic , DeliciousSurprise , TwistedTruth , macho99
100
I embrace nature in ways like skinny-dipping, dancing naked under the moonlight, and things like that.
P'Gell , Sex Positivity , fallwillow , hall5885 , Kate , blondie , unfulfilled , ToyTimeTim , Mirachaya , puppylove , Airen Wolf , Emma (Girl With Fire) , Rhiulan , Stinkytofu10 , cburger , Hardware , Eva Schwaltz , Ansley , Kitka , sweetiebelle , Kimberly's Thoughts , Amanda Jasinski , Dixiemomma , Thisgingersnapsback , Kabookie , pynkNymphette , Ammo333 , linsomnia , FruityCloudPuff , SiNn , Do-Re-Mi , wetone123 , TheSinDoll , Tiffani Mulford-Davenport , Amomsrantings , ConnerJay , xOhxSoxScandalousx , Sally Forth , sugar&spikes , UpTheScene , SubmissiveFeminist , ghalik , DeliciousSurprise
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I embrace nature by some other means that I'm going to tell you about in the comments.
hall5885 , ToyTimeTim , Airen Wolf , Mwar , Ansley , larapenny , Kimberly's Thoughts , Missmarc , Tanager , Angeladawn , SiNn , wetone123 , Tiffani Mulford-Davenport , Amomsrantings , ghalik
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Total votes: 588 (164 voters)
Poll is closed
04/23/2012
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RomanticGoth RomanticGoth
I like to plant trees and volunteer at wildlife and bird sanctuaries.

My guy is more of the dance naked in the moonlight sort of person.
04/23/2012
P'Gell P'Gell
I recycle and compost and practice a lot of organic and natural grown food gardening. I don't know if I'm an animal rights advocate, as I am an omniviore, but I believe strongly in spaying and neutering one's animals (to prevent ceaseless breeding that results in those animals being put down) and I refuse to eat veal etc, due to the way they are farmed.

We have a wind turbine on our acre of land and we use the energy it produces to take the place of energy we would have to buy from coal or other fossil fuels being burned. It doesn't take care of all our energy needs, of course (not yet) but we're working on it.
04/23/2012
Sex Positivity Sex Positivity
I'm currently working on creating a compost heap, but my dogs keep getting into it.
04/23/2012
freshbananas freshbananas
Quote:
Originally posted by Ansley


It's our final week with the Expressions of Love theme here at Edenfantasys. Last week we asked everyone how playful they are in their relationships, the week before we asked how you explore together and the week before that we asked how ... More
Reuse, recycle and compost!
04/23/2012
ScarletFox ScarletFox
I also am the 'Eco Warrior' for my store and make sure that we are as eco friendly as we can be, we compost all of our fresh cosmetics and make sure we recycle all of our containers.
04/23/2012
lilly555 lilly555
We have our own compost bin and we use it as fertilizer to grow veggies. Last summer the cucumbers almost engulfed a car hehe. I also go out of my way not to throw away the things I don't use anymore by re-selling them online, giving them to the local thrift stores or GoodWills, or having friends re-use the fabric.
04/23/2012
VioletMoonstone VioletMoonstone
We have a seperate garbage can just for plastic and when it's full we take it down to be recycled. When I purchase any kind of makeup or beauty products ect. I tend to go for the all natural earth friendly stuff. I love animals and I love nature! I do what I can as little as it may be. I love to reuse empty containers. I also love going to the local farmer's market and using reuseable tote bags.
04/24/2012
Geogeo Geogeo
I'm all about animals. Volunteering at shelters and what not.
04/24/2012
Kate Kate
I'm not sure if I missed an option for this but another thing I do is grow all my own herbs. I also am extremely excited to start up a veggie garden this year!
04/24/2012
Kate Kate
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Originally posted by Geogeo
I'm all about animals. Volunteering at shelters and what not.
I'm all about animals too but as bad as this might sound, helping out at a shelter would make me just want to take them all home, I would love to volunteer my time but I don't think I could so I donate regularly and buy them what they have on their shopping lists or what I know they need. I also have rescued all of my pets, rescue pets are the best
04/24/2012
Jaimes Jaimes
I grow my own herbs, and I'm working on getting some veggies going. I am a big supporter of rescue shelters. All three of my pups are rescues from kill shelters. I also volunteer at small shelters and take nice photos of the animals available for adoption. A good picture is really helpful on the websites. Hooray!
04/24/2012
unfulfilled unfulfilled
I have tons of flowers for pollenation. My parents and in-laws both plant gardens for our veggies. I buy local berries when they are in season. I find ways to reuse items.
04/24/2012
PassionateLover2 PassionateLover2
Those who checked: I embrace nature in ways like skinny-dipping, dancing naked under the moonlight, and things like that, should please explain! I love to hike too, in the mountains!!
04/24/2012
Silverdrop Silverdrop
I'm converting to Flexitarianism. It wouldn't be good for me health wise to give up meat completely, but I'm trying to eat more ethically produced meat and less of it.
04/25/2012
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
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Originally posted by Ansley


It's our final week with the Expressions of Love theme here at Edenfantasys. Last week we asked everyone how playful they are in their relationships, the week before we asked how you explore together and the week before that we asked how ... More
To me Nature is an alive and vibrant part of the whole cosmos that I live in. I am part of it and it is part of me. While I do my best to live as innoffensively as possibly I also try to live as VIBRANTLY as I possibly can. Listening to the joyful birdsong as the Earth begins to warm and return to full fertility I am once again empowered to redouble my efforts to direct my efforts to being sure my health inside is as balanced as I wish my outward world to be. Recycling, advocating, buying practices are a great outward exercise but I am also reminded that eating healthy, exercizing the body and the mind are also part of conservation. As above so below!
04/25/2012
allama allama
Only one other fisherperson, huh? We've been practicing catch and release for almost a decade now... Basically as long as my brother and I have been good enough to hook fish cleanly 95% of the time.

Also since both my brother and I discovered we don't particularly care for trout.

Additionally, we avidly reuse things, particularly wrapping paper. I'm not sure the last time we bought our own new wrapping paper.
04/25/2012
Rhiulan Rhiulan
I love catch and release! It was a little disappointing as a kid but fishing is so relaxing and it feels even better to know I'm not hurting the fish's ecosystem.
04/25/2012
Stinkytofu10 Stinkytofu10
I close my eyes and hear the sunlight
04/25/2012
Melan!e Melan!e
I reuse everything I possibly can and try to make something useful. I also love spending time outside. I go fishing with my dad and we let our fishes go provided that they didn't get hurt.
I love all animals and everything to do with nature and you couldn't pay me to eat foie gras.
04/26/2012
Gisy29 Gisy29
I also try to bring plastic bags when doing groceries.
04/26/2012
Jenny Smith Jenny Smith
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Originally posted by Ansley


It's our final week with the Expressions of Love theme here at Edenfantasys. Last week we asked everyone how playful they are in their relationships, the week before we asked how you explore together and the week before that we asked how ... More
I recycle as much as i can
04/26/2012
Ansley Ansley
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Originally posted by Airen Wolf
To me Nature is an alive and vibrant part of the whole cosmos that I live in. I am part of it and it is part of me. While I do my best to live as innoffensively as possibly I also try to live as VIBRANTLY as I possibly can. Listening to the joyful ... More
You're so poetic Airen! I just love the way you write things!
04/26/2012
Ansley Ansley
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Originally posted by Rhiulan
I love catch and release! It was a little disappointing as a kid but fishing is so relaxing and it feels even better to know I'm not hurting the fish's ecosystem.
Yeah, I wasn't too thrilled with it as a kid. The concept didn't make any sense to me at first. If you're going to catch it and release it, then why catch it at all?

The very first thing we do is take off the barbs on the hooks, you can still hook the fish but you'll be able to back it out of their mouth without damaging it. If done right, you don't even touch the fish.
04/26/2012
Ansley Ansley
Just reading over the answers, I can't help but wonder how this poll would have gone twenty years ago. Things have changed so much and people are so much more educated about their environment and products and how it effects the entire ecosystem, not just their wallets.

It's great to see everyone doing as much as they can.
04/26/2012
Do emu Do emu
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Originally posted by Ansley
Just reading over the answers, I can't help but wonder how this poll would have gone twenty years ago. Things have changed so much and people are so much more educated about their environment and products and how it effects the entire ecosystem, ... More
Agreed! People are becoming more environmentally conscious than ever. We still have a long way to go, but I think we're headed in the right direction at least.
04/26/2012
hot n spicey hot n spicey
I love when I am grocery shopping and I need items that are in containers that I can reuse so I do not need as much foil or baggies. EX. SOme lunch meats come in Tupperware containers now and once the meat is gone I wash them and reuse them!
04/26/2012
Kitka Kitka
We're all about recycling, buying and growing organic foods and standing up for animal rights. We always practice catch and release when fishing and I really wish we didn't live in an apartment so I could compost and grow more of my own foods and flowers.
04/26/2012
Femme Mystique Femme Mystique
I recycle, compost, garden and eat my own vegetables and herbs, buy my clothing mainly from thrift stores, am a vegetarian, and try to eat local and organic when possible and practical.
04/26/2012
31 Flavors 31 Flavors
I try and be as low impact as possible.
04/26/2012
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