On islands of sorrow, across oceans of grief, all over the world there will be no tomorrow for marine life and ocean birds. They ingest our waste, starve, writhe in agony and die, and we are none the wiser. The oceans are precious, yet we fill them with lethal junk that doesn’t break down in […]
Thirty years ago my husband and I were city dwellers still spending most of our time working for someone else. Then we made a life changing decision, a decision to make our simple dream come true. We moved to where we wanted to live, purchased a home, committed to voluntary simplicity and built our own […]
The thunderclouds collided overhead and the rain hailed down like bullets. Wind howled, limbs cracked, whoosh – two earthshaking THUDS, seconds apart, shook the ground. For 90 years they stood on the bank of the creek but now they spanned it laying side by side. Bent and broken never to be mended, our two big […]
It all began with the surprise announcement that we were spontaneously undertaking a large and expensive project within a time limited window of opportunity. Two weeks ago I assumed it would be completely done by now. How wrong I was. Our recent green home renovation, repair and house painting scenario has caused us to pause […]
We islanders got the dry spell we were craving and quickly exchanged our gumboots and umbrellas for sandals and sunglassess. We’ve been celebrating a week of gorgeous weather outdoors and that’s why I’ve been so scarce. The rhododendrons are heralding spring and the green background is punctuated with natural color again. The forecast is for […]
Supermoons occur when the moon’s closest approach to the Earth coincides with a full moon, an event known as perigee. The average distance between the Earth and the Moon is about 383,000 kilometres but last night the Moon was about 356,955 kilometres away. My husband and I have viewed the Moon many times before through […]
The belief that we can manage the Earth and improve on Nature is probably the ultimate expression of human conceit, but it has deep roots in the past and is almost universal. — Rene J. Dubos, (1901-1982), The Wooing of the Earth, 1980.