Sunday, April 22, 2007

Earth Day 2007


Today we celebrate Earth and her (sorry to say) dwindling resources. A lot will be said and written, before the day is done, about the sad state of affairs and what we can do to save the Planet.

But as I've gotten to know my visitors (you!), I realize that most of you are already Green (environmentally aware and active) - riding bikes, practicing vegetarianism, recycling, being vocal about polluters and other culprits...so I will refrain from preaching.

As I was deeply in thought about which photo to post today, and even deeper into Ben & Jerry's Chocolate Fudge Brownie ice cream (in a recyclable container!), I sensed a slight movement within my field of vision. I peaked through the glass panel out my front door and discovered the reason my flowering impatients look so...well...deflowered!

So here's my small contribution to the environment - I feed rabbits! Well, technically it's a self-serve, but you know what I mean ;-)

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."
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-Margaret Mead- 1982

26 comments:

Nikon said...

Good for you, Isabella!

Sally said...

Rabbits in Australia are an absolute pest, and need to be eradicated. They are an introduced scourge which have become feral and munched their way thru much vegetation. Various attempts, including viruses have been used to attempt to eradicate them.
So DON'T fed the rabbits in Australia! Instead enjoy as much rabbit pie as you like!

magiceye said...

a lovely picture..
hope all the hot air released by the speakers does not add to global warming..

Jilly said...

Thankyou for the reminder it's Earth Day. And for quoting Margaret Mead's wise words.

Your posts are brilliant, Isabell, not to mention the photographs.

Ming_the_Merciless said...

FINALLY, a normal pet among your menagerie! :-)

alice said...

Miam, du civet à ton menu dominical? ;-)I'm joking, in France we eat rabbits and it's very good!Do you want a recipe?

Zsolt said...

cute bunny:) We also celebrate here the Earth day..you can see tomorrow on my DP site how:)

Kalyan said...

A wonderfully captured shot for your tribute to mother Earth.

Kate said...

Sally, rabbit pie?---ugh! I agree, tho. They are nothing but little rodents, cute as they are!!

Haven't read an awful lot about Earth Day in our newspapers (yes, I still have them delivered), but I intend to bike out today with my grand-daughter to enjoy the day.

Abraham Lincoln said...

Your photo is very nice.

I had forgotten about this being "Earth Day" and it is sad that we have to name one day Earth Day. It should be Earth Day every day. Too bad that those of us who inhabit this planet forget who we are and where we are and treat this planet so poorly.

Abraham Lincoln
Brookville Daily Photo

Nathalie said...

No link to an Earth Day website?
What is it about exactly and how much is expected from you on that day? None of it here in Australia anyway... we had an Earth Hour a month ago, I suppose it's meant to suffice LOL

Bon ben c'est dimanche alors... du civet ce sera parfait. Avec la recette d'Alice, tu nous invites?
If there's any of that Ben and Jerry ice-cream left, that fun group lunch should be a treat!

lv2scpbk said...

Good for you, feeding the bunnys. Looks like a nice sunny day there.

angela said...

Sweet bunny but even in france I couldn't eat it...just too cute.
Earth Day? It's all elections here so plenty of hot air.
Angela

Sally said...

Rabbit pie too much - then perhaps rabbit stew? I came back cos I thought afterwards I had better explain that in Oz pies are most likely to be savoury, not sweet! (ie we know about dessert pies, but when we say "pie" we automatically think meat and/or vegetable.) We also regard pumpikin as a savoury vegetable, not something to be sweetened and served for dessert.

See we are upside down!

Anyway, they really ARE a pest here, and looked upon like cane toads cos they destroy habitat. I guess people still keep cute fluffy ones as pets too.

Sally said...

oooh, too funy - I also came across a rabbit post on M Benaut's Adelaide DP, also his Sun post.

http://adelaidedailyphoto.blogspot.com/

M.Benaut said...

Ooooooh,
Isabella, that rabbit is just sooooo cute. it must be someone's pet that escaped. You should take it in and look after it until some child comes looking for it.
I agree with Alice and Sally about rabbit stew and all that when they are bred for food, but this one is adorable and even knows where you live.
Get it in before them thar crocodiles get it. I suppose you have plenty of them in Florida as we have all seen. Ask it for it's name. It might tell you !!!

Monica said...

So there he is!!! I assume this little rabbit ran away from those boys with rifles at Adelaide's post and is looking for shelter somewhere in Naples!

Keropok Man said...

It's Earth Day in Singapore a few days ago. All the supermarkets are asking people not to use plastic bags, but use recycleable bags.

I had a posting of a recycle bag that I use a few days ago :-)

blueboat said...

this is a lovely photo for earth day - its good to know that wild creatures can survive in the city

JAM said...

Nice catch. Really nice photograph, and the area is beautiful.

Frank said...

Actually the rabbit look like it is "Mooning" everyone. Does it think this is Moon Day?
I say give that Rude Rabbit to Sally, I'll bring the wine.

Sally said...

Isabella, Thank you for the very kind invitation!
Unfortunately I can't stand the taste of rabbit, and certainly will be more useful caring for and petting the rabbits!

Fabrizio ikol22 said...

As Ming said: FINALLY a normal pet there around. Lol.

Moi said...

its's so cute.....when we were small, we wud plead our parents to keep a rabbit as pet...but they are so vulnerable to cats that they never lasted more than a month with us despite all the care and caution........kudos for spreading the word on Earth Day...:)

Rauf said...

Actually Isabella those are a few of the wrong steps we are taking which will land us into more trouble.

Kuanyin said...

Ah, such a sweet, hungry little thing. Yes, you must feed it some of your delicious flowers, right?