Monday, January 23, 2012
This is what a chestnut looks like when it has just begun the process of germination.
We don't live in a temperate climate, but mum has planted it anyway.
If it survives and thrives, i shall post about that.
it's cold here, but our mango trees have yet to flower.
Friday, January 20, 2012
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Saturday, January 14, 2012
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
my last post, 6 whole months ago, was about the small steps you can take. philosophizing about them more than actual suggestions. i thought the first six months of 2011 were tough. i'd no idea what tough was.
at the start of a new year, i hope for the best- for me, my family and friends, and the living organism that supports us all: our planet.
i've noticed that when i feel down in the plastic-choked dumps, something from the natural world amazes or amuses me: cormorants blackly gleaming by a still pond. a stingray leaping out of a river. a cat with a milky stain around its mouth. brilliant and demure flowers. my mother clucking over her chickens (and chicks).
will i make paper, or buttons of coconut shell this year? i hope so.
good green intentions. it's all in the mind.
so- cross your crooked bridges. carry your reusable bags. care for the world.