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Monday, April 26, 2010

Earth Day 2010-ii







As I shot the top of the Coral Gables, FL., City Hall building on Sunday 25 April at 12:10 pm in the pix shown at left, I thought about the beautiful sight we get every Spring when the many Caribbean trumpet trees (also called Paraguayan trumpet tree) in the area bloom. With the wind and the rain and the natural aging of the flowers, there is usually a carpet of gold greeting you every time you walk under the frond.
In time of course the dead flowers will decompose and become litter, unless the nearby house or business cleans the sidewalk.
How different though from the other kind of litter, the one we create on a daily basis. You can find examples, some of them really disgusting ones, at the following website: http://www.museumoflitter.org/ . If the pix there shock you and move you into some type of action to protect the environment, even better.
UPDATED: Back on the same spot, two Sundays after I had gotten the tree in full bloom, a single flower was still clinging to it, stubbornly refusing to let go of life.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Earth Day 2010-i


I won't be there but there is no reason why anybody able and willing shouldn't. Those of you who may have already visited the Earth Day 2010 main site probably know what I am talking about: The Earth Day CLIMATE RALLY at the National Mall in Washington, D. C. this coming Sunday 25th April. [The official poster's on the left.]
The political motivation for this event, of course, is the demand for the U. S. Congress to enact legislation, what organizers are calling a comprehensive climate bill that among other things will cap carbon emissions and secure the nation's future.
Sting, John Legend, The Roots, Jimmy Cliff, Passion Pit, Bob Weir, Willie Colón, Joss Stone, Robert Randolph, Patrick Stump, Mavis Staples, Booker T, Honor Society and Tao Rodriguez-Seeger are some of the artists scheduled to appear.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Earth Day 2010


At one time or another, I guess, we are all waiting for that magical defining moment that will convince us of the need to really protect it. And yet Earth's beauty is always there, waiting only for us to take a look around and enjoy it.
Today is Earth Day 2010! There are many ways for us to either get involved or do individual things to help our planet. For ideas on what to do, go to THE OFFICIAL EARTH DAY 2010 CAMPAIGN here: http://www.earthday.org/earthday2010 .