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blogging, Environment

“It’s Not Just a Crisis of Climate” – Guest Martin Fredricks IV

It’s Not Just a Crisis of Climate: by Martin C. Fredricks IV Everything I need to know about the climate crisis and the need to speak positively about what can be done I’ve seen in my daughters’ eyes.Martin C. Fredricks IV One is 19 and the other is 13. Both, at different times, have had… Continue reading “It’s Not Just a Crisis of Climate” – Guest Martin Fredricks IV

blogging, Environment

Friendly Friday Blogging Challenge – Something Different

Friendly Friday Blogging Challenge Sandy set a Friendly Friday challenge to come up with Something different and I was convinced I'd failed to find anything noteworthy until I read Ally Bean's Rudolph Framework which she's adapted from a marketing analysis by author Ann Handley. Not 'Rudolph' but quirky namesake The Rudolph Marketing Framework The Rudolph… Continue reading Friendly Friday Blogging Challenge – Something Different

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Environment

Can We Defeat Climate Change?

Our parents and grandparents say, "Why blame us for global warming?" They point out they never had all our cars, air conditioning, computers and devices. That is true. Ron Mueck Sculptures However, it is not the damage of past generations so much as the story of the last thirty years and the speed of increase… Continue reading Can We Defeat Climate Change?

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Environment

The Future – the Facts

Photo by Trace Hudson on Pexels.com What the future will be like is a contentious issue, as it is not about what has been, but what might happen. There are those who choose to deny it, who find it overwhelming or depressing, who stick their heads in the sand and conversely, those who are moved… Continue reading The Future – the Facts

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Australia, Gardening

Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers

If you have stopped here for information on the Carnival, you may be disappointed. I missed the Carnival of Flowers itself, so there are no pictures of the annual parade, but what I did see is stunning floral displays that are the dominant feature of this event in Toowoomba, a large country town, about an… Continue reading Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers

Environment

DIY Beeswax Wraps

They are super expensive in the shops but easy to make by yourself. They help us reduce our plastic use and are way better for the environment. We all want to reduce our plastic use, and cling wrap is pretty lethal as far as plastics goes. It is made of petrochemicals, is actually toxic to… Continue reading DIY Beeswax Wraps

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Community, Environment

All Sorts of Crap and the PKR

It was a Saturday morning, 2012 and my phone rang impatiently. When I picked it up, an unfamiliar voice asked, "Is that Amanda?" "That is me," I answered. "Yeh?" [pause] " It's Susie. I' ve got your crap here." "Sorry," I said, about to hang up, thinking that this was a prank call. But then… Continue reading All Sorts of Crap and the PKR

Australia, Community, Environment, Mental Health

Corona Fallout

When I looked at the stats for countries being hit with this pandemic, it struck me as surprising that the number of cases/deaths due to Covid 19, in some places, did not correlate proportionately with the level of population. It would be easy to assume hygiene levels and santization practices might be lower in underdeveloped… Continue reading Corona Fallout

Community, Gardening, Painting, Photography, Traditional Art

Friendly Friday Challenge – Art Unexpected

Sandy over at The Sandy Chronicles, is hosting this week's Friendly Friday photo challenge and the theme was so tempting, I had to showcase some of my unexpected artsy photographs. Art can be cathartic, fun, controversial or just a bit hard to understand. From a pumpkin photobombing in Japan, to the wilds of Australia's farming… Continue reading Friendly Friday Challenge – Art Unexpected

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Environment, Photography

Friendly Friday Photo Challenge – Odd Couples

The Friendly Friday Photographic challenge is about community and interacting with other bloggers, sharing everyday photographs of things from our world and is hosted by bloggers Amanda, here at ‘StPA’ (Something to Ponder About) and Sandy at The Sandy Chronicles. On my afternoon walk today, I spotted two inconguous pieces of nature. Mushroom fungi are… Continue reading Friendly Friday Photo Challenge – Odd Couples

Environment

DIY Recycled Fashion Skirt

Reducing Landfill Waste In my bid to make this a sustainable living year, I decided to re-purpose an old item of clothing and up-cycle it to a new piece. This helps reduce landfill and provides a new item of clothing to wear and enjoy. With a small piece of elastic, a skirt like this can… Continue reading DIY Recycled Fashion Skirt