Posted in Awareness, Celebrations, garden, Grateful for, Nature, pondering, Seasons

Happy Earth Day 2018 !

So grateful for our beautiful home.

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The water that I am lucky enough to enjoy.

The creatures that I get to share this beauty with.

The skies that surround us.

And the flowers. “The earth laughs in flowers.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Posted in #WalkWithMe, Awareness, Canada

Swedish ‘plogging’ fitness craze is now sweeping the streets in Canada (reblogged from – National | Globalnews.ca)

It’s when picking up litter and jogging combine to become plogging. Robin Gill checks out the Scandinavian idea that has people taking steps to clean up the environment.

Swedish ‘plogging’ fitness craze is now sweeping the streets in Canada By Robin Gill Global National BC Correspondent & Weekend Anchor  Global News

Source: Swedish ‘plogging’ fitness craze is now sweeping the streets in Canada – National | Globalnews.ca

 

Posted in Awareness, Canada, Nature, pondering, rebloged

Driftwood ~ Not all that wander are lost.

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Driftwood at Rock Point Provincial Park, Ontario Canada

 

Why driftwood matters.

Post comes from Laura Myers, Senior Park Interpreter of Neys Provincial Park.

Driftwood – it makes a great bench to watch the sunset, a balancing beam to play on, or that perfect element to your photograph.

The whole post can be read HERE 

Ecologically speaking, driftwood is an essential component of beach ecosystems. From the skeleton of an entire tree to a piece of driftwood the size of a pebble, each piece of driftwood provides a benefit to the beach ecosystem.

Driftwood provides stability to the sandy beach environment. With winds and waves, beaches are constantly shifting and experiencing natural disturbance. Like the edges you build around a garden, driftwood helps hold the sand in place and allows plants to take root.

 

Posted in #WalkWithMe, Awareness, Celebrations, Grateful for, pondering

Grateful for a neighbour and a stranger

On one of my regular walk routes, there is a small wooded area. Over the past few months, garbage has been collecting there in the small trees and brush. It’s also quite a wet area. So I’ve been putting off cleaning it. Waiting for the land to be less mushy.

To my delight this past week someone who isn’t as la-di-da as me stood up and did something. They had spent some time on the warm, windy day to pick up several bags of garbage. 🙂 Goes to show that every day is Earth Day. 20170416_122230

 

My other moment was just a very brief one. I was leaving an event with my honey. It was one where I had to get dressed up. (heels, fancy dress and all) I have not dressed up that much in years! I was feeling very self-conscious, even as the night was ending. Then much to my surprise a lady who was passing by commented “I just have to say…I love your dress.” I think I thanked her. I hope I did. I just asked…my hubby says I did. 😉

 

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I feel a very grateful and little overwhelmed by the #RAK that strangers showed me this week. I’m definitely inspired to ‘step up my game’ and spread some kindness.


What are you grateful for this week?

Colline was grateful for a woodworking workshop.

 

randomactsofkindness.org/get-inspired