Wednesday, April 18, 2007

We can make a difference - Earth Day

"We can make a difference, we can make a change.
We can make the world a better place."
Jaci Velasquez

You can check out Jaci's website (clicking her name above) and listen to some of her songs. This flower is from Floss Silk Tree. One of my favorites. During our Summer, there are thousands of them, as you travel you can see the trees along the road, mostly on farm entrances and narrow dirt roads.
Earth Day is celebrated on April 22nd. It is a special day to learn about our planet and how to take care of it. Besides, my son and I get older on this day! So, being born on such an important date gives me even more reasons to do my share to help spread the word about keeping our planet green!

13 comments:

Anna said...

Lovely images...that first one is so pretty. I love these last few posts that I have missed...the colors are so vibrant!

Moi said...

beautiful blossoms....didnt know about this tree earlier...and wow u and ur son were born the same day!!!Lucky ..lucky...:) ur husband must go crazy buying the gifts for both the son amd his mom at the same time!!! :)...wish u a very happy b'day in advance..thanx for the reminder on Earth day...shall do my bit on 22nd..:)

Judith Polakoff said...

What a spectacular tree, the flowers are so large and lush. Just lovely!

Susie said...

We often participate in the coastal cleanup for Earth Day. Happy Birthday a bit early to you and your son!!
:)

Connie said...

Thanks for the reminder of when Earth Day is celebrated.

Love your photos One is prettier that the other. Wow that tree is huge!!

Take care,
Connie

Britt-Arnhild said...

I hadn't heard about Earth Day untill I read about it in another blog yesterday. Now I will take part.
Happy coming birthday!

purple cucumbers folk art said...

IT'S A FRONT PORCH PARTY!
I am going to have a front porch party on the morning of April 30th.
so come on over and sat a spell.
bring your mountain dew ,coffee or what ever,cracker pie or anything else even art work. Just bring y'alls selvs.
ALL Y'ALL HAVE TO DO IS LEAVE A COMMENT TO THIS POST BETWEEN TONIGHT AND BY 8 A.M ON THE 30TH AND I WILL DRAW A NAME ON THE 30TH AND THE WINNER WILL GET A FREE PAINTING OF CHOISE.
TITLES Y'ALL CAN CHOOSE FROM ARE ON MY EARLY POST A FEW WAYS DOWN POST THAT SHOWS ALL MY WORK.
IT WILL BE A 11"X 8" SO LEAVE THEM COMMENTS SWEETPEAS.
FOR EVERY 50 DIFFERENT COMMENTS EACH A DIFFERENT PERSON/BLOGGER THERE WILL BE A WINNER UP TO 200 COMMENTS.. LETS GET READY FOR A PARTY DARLINGS.
oh a added thoughts,bring yourselvs,art ,photos,creative,lemonaid,garden hat anything at all and I will share the photos afterwards. I will have the table set with mountain dew,coffee,chocolate truffles,pans of beans to shell ,art and anything else I can think of between now and then.

The drawing will be right after I have my meds,see to my auggie and tucker and my garden. I am having so much fun I dont know which way I am going,CAN Y'ALL TELL I LOVE GETTING COMMENTS! ebay is loaded,I just added aceo cards and paintings.COME SEE ME UMDER purple*cucumbers over there.

Cláudia Benevenuto said...

Cris, I wish you and your son (which one?) have a very happy birthday on April 22nd. I also would like to say that is very important to be conscious about our enviroment and everybody must be aware about the danger of a destroyed Earth for our sons, grandsons and the human race. God give us the Earth perfect and we have the obligation to care of it!
Simple actions make the difference. Let´s do our best.

Mike said...

Neat post. I have a tendancy to pass up Earth Day, more out of being too busy so thanks for the reminder.

This is such a neat tree, thanks for sharing it with us.

Hope you both have a happy birthday.

Kelli said...

Lovely photos!
Kelli

Cris said...

Happy Friday everyone! I enjoyed reading your comments and compliments. Thank you!!!

Deana said...

Perfect pictures for Earth Day. I wish as a world we'd come together to take better care of our home and the home of our future children.

Kerri said...

Oh Cris, I missed your birthday, and your son's. So sorry! I hope you both had a wonderful day, with a nice big cake and some fun presents :)
The tree is gorgeous! You certainly have some beautiful trees in Brazil.
Here on the farm we try to be good stewards of our little part of the Earth. Thanks for the reminder.