Keukenhof is spectacular in bloom, Toowoomba is stunning during the Carnival of Flowers, as is Japan in Cherry Blossom season, but right now I'm thinking of Wildflowers, especially those that grow in the most unlikely or unusual places. Street light pop up in Helsinki Growing beside a bridge footing in Norway To say, I was… Continue reading Friendly Friday Blog Challenge – Wildflowers
“Society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.” ~Greek ProverbGoodreads.com The Chinese sages also appreciated their value: Let us not forget the importance of creating nature; fostering and nurturing Mother Earth. Trees provide so many benefits to our everyday lives. They filter clean air, provide fresh… Continue reading Sunday Sayings – Planting Trees
When the circuit breaker blew on our home's power connection, my explanation to the then-teenager as to why nothing was working in the house, included telling her wide-scale electricity generation was not available in our area until the 1930- 40’s. Furthermore, I explained, her own Grandmother remembered the introduction of what was referred to as,… Continue reading Reliance on Power and Technology
In photographic terms, grass can be used to frame the shot or make an interesting feature in the foreground.
I often complain about the weather here, particularly in summer, however, this morning was so delightful I would like to share a photo or two of my morning walk. The mist was rising off the football field, not a cloud in the sky, a gently zephyr and a very pleasant 13 degrees - ( NOTE:… Continue reading Morning Walk
With the long awaited arrival of the recent rains, an old visitor returned to our garden. I do believe it is the same frog I wrote about him a few years back: - I had a delightful green visitor in my garden. I found him hiding in the inner dark and cool realms of a… Continue reading A Frog in My Garden
Has Spring arrived in your neighbourhood. Come and join Friendly Friday and show us your Springtime feelings in our regular Friendly Friday Photo Challenge.
Climate change is an important issue that each of us can contribute to increasing awareness about, through our photography and posts. So today, on Sunday sayings, I explore several environmental quotes that resonate with me. We can make a difference in our daily practices wherever we how in the world, however we live. Do you… Continue reading Sunday Sayings – Our Environment Let’s change the World
1984 - contemplating the Environment 1984 - Australia. A skinny slip of a girl was studying the Environment at University. She learnt about planet earth and how fragile it was; how global temperature might rise at least 2- 3 degrees, and how this warming might lead to cataclysmic and irreversible ramifications for life, on earth.… Continue reading Friendly Friday Photo – Climate Change
Each Sunday, I post a proverb, saying or quote and invite discussion on the various interpretations.
Einstein said that, "Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them," - do you agree? Isn't everyone responsible for exacting change on a global scale?
A poem for early mornings at the beach
We are but insignificant in many ways. Mountains dwarf us and our activities. We try to leave our mark, but the scale of the earth is much more ubiquitous.