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http://www.chrisjordan.com/current_set2.php?id=11

I have just looked through the images contained in the link above, and it has got me thinking about our environment and what we can do to protect and preserve our delicate world.

I had found earlier in the month some other websites that are making environmentally conscience choices in how they handle their products and production of their products.

Such as clothing companies that are trying to become more environmentally sound

http://www.edunonline.com/mission.aspx

http://www.made-by.nl/madeby_missie.php?lg=en

Of course there is also our personal choices of recycling, buying from local markets and locally produced products. I’ve just started re-inventing clothes, and not just putting them in the charity bins…though I do also do this as i think it’s a great way to clear out the cupboard and know that it’s not just ending up at the dump, someone out there will find a use for my cast offs.

E-day also gets my support, mostly cause for some reason we (my husband and I) tend to end up with computers and printers that die on us, and E-day is a safe way to get rid of the no longer working items.

I tried having a small herb garden, however the neighbourhood  cats decided that it would make a great bathroom and ripped the coconut weave to shreads…I might try it again this season as fresh herbs are better than dried…I’m just not great a tending to gardens, but I want  to be, for when we get our own place as I like gardens, and know the benefits of having your own vege patch as I’ve grown up with my parents growing there own veges, and it really does help in cutting down your  food bill.

I also need to get better at recycling, I’m currently a hoarder of plastic containers, as they are great for freezing left overs in, but it’s also partly ingrained in me from my parents, along with having trays of paper and keeping birthday/xmas cards.

Finally one of my favourite organisations in New Zealand: DOC (Department of Conservation) http://www.doc.govt.nz/

Who work towards the protection of New Zealand’s natural and historical heritage.

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Following on…

Following on from my previous post, I went out for a walk and took some pictures of the colourful nature around me. Below are some of the pics I took.

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Orange Calla Lillies and succulants

Orange Calla Lillies and succulants

It’s spring!  Which means more sunshine and flowers blooming and little baby animals being born.

Colour is my inspiration of today, and the vibrancy that can be found within nature. Looking out my window I can see the white blossums of a cheery tree, with a back ground of amazing blue sky which have lazy fluffy clouds floating by.

Maybe I’m being overly sentimental today, but it does have me desiring to go out for a walk with camera, and see what I can find…I know right around the corner from my home are Kowhai trees in full bloom, with fat Tui’s enjoying the sweet nectar of the buds.

Find your inspiration for today.

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