I don’t know about you but I’ve had a heck of a week. Translation: it’s time for a cute — but also meaningful — video interlude as we approach the weekend.


Spotted over at TrendHunter, is “Life Nature You,” a short and sweet film from Myles Thompson that features his curious daughter attempting to create a miniscule nature reserve in her backyard while saving all sorts of tiny critters, slugs included, from the blades of a mom-operated lawnmower (hey, at least it’s electric).


Explains Thompson:


Wildlife often seems remote and disconnected from our day-to-day lives, and our impact on the environment as individuals seems minimal.


But my daughter's idea — that an individual can save a tiny patch of the earth suddenly changed the way I think, and inspired me to do something.


So as well as changing a few things in my life, and giving money to charity, I'm sending out this thought in the hope that others may be inspired to appreciate the diversity of life on earth (even the slugs and snails) and take positive action to protect it.


Thanks for sharing, Myles.


A little something to think about as you head into your backyard this autumn weekend, weed wackers, lawn mowers, and organic pesticides in tow, to perform a bit of routine lawn and garden maintenance …



Via [TrendHunter]




Matt Hickman ( @mattyhick ) writes about design, architecture and the intersection between the natural world and the built environment.

Watch: 'Life Nature You'
Before attending to any landscaping duties this weekend, take a look at 'Life Nature You,' a short film from Myles Thompson that documents his daughter's backya