Since I was three years old, October 15 has always been about my brother’s birthday (Happy B’day Mark!) but this year, it’s also about something bigger, more all encompassing (although, of course, no more important ;- )
I like to start my week with joy. Filling Mondays with precious inspiration helps the week start the best way possible. And what could be more inspirational this morning than joining in with a veritable multitude of voices to write about the environment.
It’s Blog Action Day.
What would happen if every blog published posts discussing the same issue, on the same day?
One issue. One day. Thousands of voices.
Today is that day. And the issue is the environment.
So as well as thinking about what we’re going to write today – I wonder if we can look out for just how much we can learn. Maybe that’ll be learning about:
- Finding the words to describe what the environment means to us
- Things that are happening close to where we live
- New research that’s changing what’s possible, our understanding of what can be done
- Other people who share similar ideas and interests, who are working in similar ways
- Images that move us to wonder – or to action
My contribution isn’t about getting on my soapbox; nor is it a rant or rave. My contribution to blog action day is to showcase some of the beauty of this wide brown land I am proud to call home, all taken with my camera in the last couple of years. (Please, no using without asking me first:)
Magnetic Island off Townsville, North Queensland – August 2007
Consequences of drought, South East Queensland, May 2007
Far Horizons and Mountains of Blue, South East Queensland, May 2007
The Gold Coast, Queensland August 2006
Bringing the cows home… June 2007
Lorikeets (those two blurs of green and red) as they are startled at the water trough…
Gold Coast Waterways, August 2006
The view from my kitchen window…
The beauty and serenity that is so close to my home is something I constantly give thanks for. Gratitude for what we have, and appreciation for those who have come before us and left this here, keeps me active and involved and aware.
What are you grateful for, this Blog Action Day?