Help save our world

With all the billions of dollars out there that we spend on nothing more than vanity, the money that seems to go everywhere else except for where it matters the most.

I find it incredibly sad that we as humans have been given this incredible gift that we continue to abuse and throw away.

I personally don’t understand.

Are we going to continue to be a throwaway, over consumption society?

Are we going to throw away our most cherished gift of all?

I feel the need to vent for those without a voice. While it may be difficult to fathom the fact that mankind has been responsible for the enormous amount of damage to our planet, it is the reality.

Some of the worlds most iconic animals, such as the rhinoceros, elephants and tigers are closer to extinction than we realise.

Elephants are being killed daily for their ivory, a rhino is killed every eight hours by poachers and it is appalling to hear and comprehend that people are using tigers as pets, that these magnificent animals are living in backyards instead of in their natural habitat, in the wild.

Peoples appetite for meat and dairy is destroying our rain forests.

https://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/beef-production-is-killing-the-amazon-rainforest/

It Is also increasing the earths temperature due to the vast volume of greenhouse gases created by animal agriculture.

https://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/serious-about-addressing-climate-change-your-diet/

Just today affect I read a fact that it was estimated the livestock industry alone could drive 175 different species into extinction.

https://www.onegreenplanet.org/news/livestock-industry-could-drive-175-species-extinct/

Our world is all about money.

Where are we heading?

Sadly, I think we all know the answer to that. Is it lack of education? Or are people ignorant? Or as humans do we care too much about ourselves to care about other living beings?

To obviate these difficulties we need to educate future generations. Starting with our children. Could that be where the changes will begin? Or is it too late?

Can we save our world? Can we save our animals?

“Humanity has wiped out 60% of mammals, birds, fish and reptiles since 1970, leading the world’s foremost experts to warn that the annihilation of wildlife is now an emergency that threatens civilisation.

The new estimate of the massacre of wildlife is made in a major report produced by WWF and involving 59 scientists from across the globe. It finds that the vast and growing consumption of food and resources by the global population is destroying the web of life, billions of years in the making, upon which human society ultimately depends for clean air, water and everything else.

“We are sleepwalking towards the edge of a cliff” said Mike Barrett, executive director of science and conservation at WWF. “If there was a 60% decline in the human population, that would be equivalent to emptying North America, South America, Africa, Europe, China and Oceania. That is the scale of what we have done.”

“This is far more than just being about losing the wonders of nature, desperately sad though that is,” he said. “This is actually now jeopardising the future of people. Nature is not a ‘nice to have’ – it is our life-support system.”

As reported by Damian Carrington October 2018

the Guardian’s Environment editor

What can we do to help Save our wildlife from extinction

Start with your plate

Appetite for meat, dairy and eggs is contributing to the worlds demise. If we were to choose more plant based foods we could cut our carbon footprint in half. Did you know livestock production is responsible for 51% of global greenhouse gas emissions?

Do you think it’s time for a change?

Not to mention the health risks of over consuming meat.

Avoid plastic

I have recently been posting some photos of the forever lasting impact that plastic has had on our marine life.

Our sea life is dying. On being opened up, we find their stomachs full of plastic.

A study by the world economic forum declared they will be more plastic in our oceans than fish by 2050. Scary? Damn right it is! Join One Green planets Crush plastic campaign.

https://www.onegreenplanet.org/crushplastic/

Say no to palm oil.

Read your ingredients list before you purchase. I recently posted about the suffering of orangutans. The most common victim of palm oil. Over 50,000 orangutans have already died as a result of deforestation in the last 20 years. We do not need palm oil. There is kinder and healthier alternatives

https://www.onegreenplanet.org/lifestyle/put-down-the-palm-oil-planet-friendly-alternatives-for-your-home/

Please do not support circuses, zoos, tourist attractions that use animals to entertain or that are held in captivity.

Please do support rescue an animal rights organisations

Use your voice, there is nothing more powerful than your voice. Di you use social media? Use Facebook, Instagram, Twitter for education not just selfie’s, please share articles that are informative and education on saving our wildlife. Educate on the mistreatment of animals.

If I educate one person and they make one change in their life, that is one more informed person in the world, who will share their knowledge again.

#fowc

Let it bleed

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Beyond the trees

A second chance

The ugly truth

We no longer breathed fresh air

humanities termination

A world which allowed

regrettable ruination

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We were destructive

Imagine earth with an altered twist

Mankind neglected it

they now cease to exist

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Animals living together

Respect, kindness now prevails in this world

Trees replenished, clean oceans

Endless space, a beauty unfurled

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The circle of life persists

As it needs to be

There is no greed

Animals take only

what they need

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A world that flourishes with new growth

Bees, pollination, flowers and food for all.

The rise after humanities

harrowing fall

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The dawn of something new

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The swish of grasses blowing in the wind

The sunlight glistening

on the ocean,

only nature

is quietly listening

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Easter Sunday resurrection

Beyond the trees

An objects twinkles

Birds are singing, hovering like swarming bees

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A phenomenon, something so rare

In a forrest fantastical and wild

A world waits anxiously

As if for a first born child

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The object opens

Through a vent a beautiful face shines

Magical, tiny, delicate

She is kindness,

which not infinity of space confines

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Graciousness exudes

leaves her safe haven

Patience, decency, selflessness

She walks with nature in purest elation

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Another chance

A new beginning

A new day for humans

A second inning

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Will we learn from the kindness of those who have walked before us

In a world where the humans are small

animals are dominant, the leaders,

do you think they would treat us,

as we treated them?

I think not

AMEN 🙏

Sue Vincent’s Thursday photo prompt

Kira’s Sunday Scribbles

Let it bleed

True beauty in our cruel world

This is the most beautiful photo depicting the emotional connection like humans. We all (animal and human) know emotions and we all feel love and pain.

Compassion and kindness

❤️❤️❤️

Tribute to a rescued soul

June 2006 – who rescued who?

I am heartbroken beyond words. My beautiful boy Ruffy has spread his beautiful angel wings and left us.

For all those who know me he was my world.

He was at my side constantly for the past 12 1/2 years, this is a tribute to him from me and the special bond and love we shared.

He was a rescue dog and seriously it was the best thing I ever did. He was the most incredible dog I have ever known. Funny, sweet and full of personality. I would love to share this tribute with you.

RIP Ruffy Bendle.

You were so loved. You are a hero in the eyes of all who have been with you for the last three weeks. Your strength was Herculean. Your love constant. My house, my world, my car, my everything is forever changed.

Rest now little one.

Please visit me.

I love you to the heavens and back infinity. Thank you to all who have supported me over the last three weeks it has meant the world and I couldn’t of got through it without you. You know who you are ❤️❤️❤️

A spoken poem. Volume required

Begin again? New Beginnings

#writephoto

We were given a treasure
So beautiful and unique
Something to be marveled at
Full of secrets and mystique

Trees, mountains, and seas so vast
Valleys, lush and green
What more could human beings have asked

Lakes so still, with mountainous reflection
Reality or dreaming
Life, humans, universe are experiencing perfection

The quiet, nature,
stop for a moment
Just listen

as a river flows
as the wind blows
Falling snows
Watch
As a flower grows
The suns glows
The pleasure this world bestows
Sadly
Gratitude the world no longer shows

What have we done?

We are chopping down all our trees
Antarctic Ice sheet is melting
Plastic, litter fills our seas

Pollution fills the air and hides our skies
Where is our treasure
our wonderful paradise

This world was a masterpiece
Something to be cherished
Unappreciated
Greed
Our world has perished

Are we ashamed
Do we mourn
Some weep, some sigh
We are left feeling forlorn

Can we be forgiven for human sinnings
Change our ways, mend our world
Begin again, new beginnings

sThursday photo prompt: Beginnings

Continue reading “Begin again? New Beginnings”

Destination Known

Destination unvisited

Excited hardly explains how I have been feeling for the past week

3 weeks here I come. First stop LA, for a over night stay. A fifteen hour flight on the new qantas Dreamliner. 15 hours. Whilst excited about the trip, dread filled me when I thought about the flight. I am without doubt a jet lagger. Yes, I suffer.

Armed with my melatonin for a hopefully successful transition into my new destination. I just needed to get through the long flight. I almost feel claustrophobic on an aeroplane. Cramped seats, no fresh air, no escape. Dread!

The Dreamliner was a smaller plane and I made sure with by chatting, then adorning my pleading face to the lovely check in attendant, please please can I have an aisle seat. Success.

Sitting here at LAX, I’m thankful and surprised at the ease of this flight. It went quick, it was comfortable, it was a piece of cake.

Is this new airplane what dreams are made of? Not exactly if you are in economy but it is a hell of a lot better.

The trip itself. First movie, STRONGER with Jake gyllenhal. Wow. Moving. About Jeff Bauman. The spectator who lost his legs at Boston marathon bombing.

Food. Aeroplane food, hmmmm. It was edible. Hey did you know, that they now have little treats on board these new dreamliners. Dreams are only made of this. 😛 okay a bit cheesy. It is a help yourself cupboard. Soft drinks, water, chocolate, cookies, cheese and biccies, fruit. I may have visited that little comfort cupboard once or twice. Deserved though, after I had done a few crazy yoga stretches which had staff chatting and laughing, I’m going to say with me, not at me. Comfort food deserved! I grabbed myself a little comfort pack also, containing ear plugs, eye patch and tooth brush.

Back to my seat. Fluffy bed socks on, check.Ear plugs in, check. Eye patch in place, check, Noise cancelling ear phones over top of my ear plugs. Indeed an attractive sight. I meditated, then attempted sleep.

I actually dozed. Very rare for me as a chronic non sleeper in life in general, let a lone flying. Yes, I dozed. I woke, turned the one way, I watch 10 minutes of a new movie, dozed again, turned again. Then I experienced whiplash, you know that severe head drop that feels like you have just detached you head from your neck. You know the one I mean? It wakes you up with a bang, probably 6 times.

After a few hours and feeling thankful my head was still attached, we were served breakfast or was it lunch, no it was dinner. According to my Aussie time schedule it should have been breakfast, according to my new Los Angeles time schedule it was dinner. So let’s call it dinner-break and forwhat should have been my breakfast, I was served and ate a Greek salad and garlic bread. Noice!!!

Movie number 2. A beautiful movie about friendship, love, heartbreak. Set in one of my favorite places in the world, Italy. Call me by your name. Watch it!

We are here. LA. We have just travelled back in time. We left melbourne Friday 4th at 9.30pm and arrive after a 15 hour flight on Friday 4th at 7pm.

That could be movie title “back to the past “ , which in 3 weeks allows me to say Back to the Future (part 105)

Let the adventure begin.

May 5th 11am welcome aboard America Airlines flight 2580 to New Orleans. Now please pronounce this correctly.

Nu-Or-Lins. I have been practicing all week. I now sound like a local.

Chat soon

Xoxo

Forgive me, I’m turning into my mum 😍

https://witandwhimsy87508112.wordpress.com/2018/04/21/saturday-sunshine/

Hi… I’m bewildered, befuddled, confused, confuddled. Yes a new word, a new word to explain and understand my prickly pickle

Lovely lady, J Blaide over a week ago you nominated me for the sunshine blogger award.

I was blown away, tickled pink, over the moon. Yes delightfully delighted. I set about my response in my mind. Life is crazy busy for me right now.

I moved that weekend, so it was a few days before I actually put pen to paper, or more to the point, finger to iPad.

I wrote, I answered my questions, I banged out 11 more question for my new nominations. I was on a roll.

All good. What’s the problem? Me. I’m the problem.

Firstly I think it is fairly obvious I’m new to WordPress. So my puzzlement begins. “Oh dear” I do not know many people on WordPress. 🤪 This is going to be a tad harder than first thought. That’s okay, that’s okay, I’ve got this!

Secondly a few days of spasmodic speed reading of blogs from people I do not know. How did I find these people? I searched a word and browsed what came up.

Okay I’m taking you back a few steps now. One of J Blaides questions in the sunshine blog nominations was,” do you view or read”. My answer was I view and look for a hook to grab me and then I devour.

JBlaide for the record I devoured your site. Awesome, love, funny, entertaining and fabulous. Congratulations wonderful lady. Very clever, you are. ❤️

Forward a few steps again, back to my spasmodic readings of unknown bloggers. Between my crazy week with work and planning a 3 week holiday, I read, searched, I loved.

All good, “ again, what’s her problem you ask”. Well if you can imagine my screwed up crying face. 😩😝😫😖

I can’t bloody workout how to put my nominated names into my blog.

Seriously I have been trying since last Friday. I can get the full site address name in, on checking other nominees, they only have the name. Grrrr. What am I doing wrong? I research. I learn about the LINK. Fabulous I’m on it. NUP.

I did get one up, yippee. However, on making my second link it replaced the first link. What the? 🤪 NO. NO. NO. NO. I had to walk away.

Now I will tell you the funniest part. You won’t believe me. No you won’t!

Do you know what I did when I left school? Computer science. Yes! I was in IT for many years. Are you laughing? I am. 😂😂😂😂

I pride myself on being very computer literate. So what has happened to me? Sadly, I may know this answer, I’m turning into my mum.. yep laughing again. 🤣

So please excuse my ignorance JBlaide. I so wanted to respond and be part of my new little WordPress world. If everyone, my fellow computer literate bloggers, can please bear with me, I will improve with practice or maybe after a few lessons. Perhaps from my kids. Hmmmm. It’s official, I have become my Mum. Asking my kids to help me. Hahha. I love it. Luckily she is one of the most adored and admirable people I have ever met, even if she can’t use a computer. I may possibly be quiet for a few weeks. Ask me why? I’m off on an adventure. 3 weeks of fun, sunshine& travel. I truly doubt I’ll get much time to write while I’m away but I will have plenty to write on my return. However, I will be reading all your blogs as my bedtime reading. I look forward to it.

Love and thanks

Xoxo