Friday, June 21, 2019


  We were away in UK to visit  family from June5 to 18. Buddy loves the journey each time.

While there my nephew brought me a gorgeous bouquet of mixed flowers and I just had to snap pictures to keep their beauty fresh in my memory. i wanted to post several photos but my post would not accommodate this. no idea why.

Happy summer to you all/

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Green Issues

  April was a wet cool month. May was no better as the leaves on trees were just appearing by May 30th. For our area on the globe it is the latest spring in a very long time. This is affecting farmers and will affect recreational sites as rivers and lakes are not getting the sun they need for warmth for water sports. Golf courses are soggy as are other outdoor grassy playing areas.
   Global warming does not just mean increased heat. It means a huge shift in wind currents and ocean currents. All this is filling clouds with violent winds and rain storm clouds that send huge amounts of water in such a very fast pace that flooding is wide spread and more frequent.
  And shifts in our daily temperatures has begun. Europe has already had very warm temperatures to date much like last year. It is predicted that there will be unusually hot spells and this may cause some fierce wind storms a new phenomonem for that geographical area.
   Just watching the news and seeing all the destruction already makes me realize that the loss of all the ice masses globally thus far has impacted lakes and rivers that are now higher from the added sea water that many empty into. There seems no solution to make the earth cool again. 
    Another very environmentally destructive compound is plastic and while we are urged to stop using so much our large food and goods packaging industry has slowly increased their use. We now get fruit in plastic bags or clear boxes. This is for their profit because it makes shipping and displaying easier. It likely reduces manpower needed too. It also aids in their self checkout stations for more ease and a better experience. It is all about reducing jobs to maximize their profits.
   Electric cars are being pushed on consumers with more haste. My experience with a short ownership of a Tesla made me realize that too is not a green solution. Creating power to charge more cars has an impact on the electrical grid. Over time as more cars need to plug in how will the increase be produced? Then there are all those batteries that each car has to have. Are they green?
   While a greener way of life is encouraged the huge industries that need a big bottom line will just herd us to continue to make purchases that will not make a greener planet. The stock market health is far too important for that to become a global reality. There are trade wars happening constantly. Apple and Huawei are a current example. How green are their products?
   Green issues  suggesting that we need to be more responsible on our planet appear to require a total shift in how we create an economy that is not centred around stocks and competitive marketing requiring a great bottom line profit.
   How can that be brought about?