Would you call the smell of wild garlic “perfume“? Probably not! But it is a beautiful flower.
I started drafting an Earth Day post that was becoming depressing. So I have decided on a list of ten positive actions anyone can do for our Mother Earth instead. Actions to help us live in harmony with the planet we call home.
- Go outside. Close your eyes for fifteen second and use you ears to listen and your nose to smell.
- Plant some vegetable or herb seeds, even if it is only in a pot or window box.
- Walk or cycle somewhere you would usually drive to.
- Find a local farm shop and buy something.
- If you live in Ireland, sign the petition to strengthen the draft climate change plan. If you live in another country find out what your government is doing about climate change.
- If you have left overs from dinner, eat them the following day for lunch. Don’t throw them in the bin
- Make a more sustainable choice in one food product you buy each week. For example, buy organic free range eggs, or organic flour etc.
- Pick a sunny day, and look in your garden or go to your nearest park and see how many bees and butterflies you can see.
- Instead of your usual present when you go to visit someone bring them a nice flowering plant they can put in their garden.
- Find a new woodland, nature reserve or other wild place to visit.
Downpatrick Head, Co Mayo, Ireland
Thanks to bythebrinny for reminding me that it is the spring equinox today here in the Northern Hemisphere. It’s funny how we like to put labels on days. And every year those labels seem to increase, so that today we have all sorts of days from International day of happiness (also today) to Memory Day (tomorrow), or Puppy day (Thursday).
However, it does at least make sense (to me anyway) to celebrate the spring equinox. The word equinox actually refers to the time the sun is directly over the equator. And for 2017 that was 10.28 on the 20th March. With approximately 12 hours light and 12 hours dark, it seems a good time to consider the start real start of spring. So happy Equinox everyone
Well the luck of the Irish wasn’t with us today for our local St Patrick’s Day Parade but how great that everyone still came out – both those participating and onlookers. I just loved this yellow bee hive made from yellow drainage pipe.
And despite the rain there was lots of colour and great messages.