Thursday, January 14, 2010

Thinking Green Thursday

Thinking Green Thursday is brought to us each week by Michellle, who writes the most wonderful posts, accompanied by wonderful photos.

My post this week is the result of my own daydreaming. As most of my readers know, my youngest daughter has lived in Monterey County, California for several years. I have visited out there many times, and I think it is the next best thing to heaven. I had intended moving to the area when I retired, but that never happened, for several reasons. I suppose it's for the best, considering the present cost of living in Monterey. But I can dream, can't I?

All pictures in this post come from my daughter, Kathryn. She spent some time last week in Big Sur country.

It's beauty is breath-taking - in sunshine -

and in the fog that often hangs low over the coastline.

There are several places in the county which are destinations for monarch butterflies to spend the winter. This was one of them, and Kathryn captured some lovely photos of a monarch on an echium plant.

Do I even have to ask if this world is worth saving? Every part of our Planet Earth offers such wonders. How do we dare to despoil it?

How do we dare to ignore any opportunity to do whatever we can to help to preserve all of this for our children?

This is my grandson, busy planting peas in the raised bed his father has just finished creating.

He deserves a beautiful, clean, healthy world to enjoy.

The children of Haiti also deserve that kind of world. Please go to Michelle's post to find where you can make contribution toward helping them in the terrible disaster they have suffered.


Ralph said...

You daughter takes some really great picture.

Dianne said...

look how carfully and lovingly he is tending to his garden
what a great kid he is

Anonymous said...

Beautiful place.


Tootie said...

The pictures are beautiful! It seems to me, from what I've read here, you have a wonderful family.

Lisa (Mountain Photog) said...

Wonderful pictures, Bobbie! I have to get out there and visit sometime. What a sweet little gardener. :)

Rambling Woods said...

Bobbie..You write the most wonderful original posts..I gather mine from elsewhere....That does look like a wonderful place to live doesn't it.. Michelle

Kay said...

I've already sent my donation to Doctors Without Borders. The news reports coming out of there now are tragic.

You're right, we need to all work at saving our world for our little ones.

Kitty said...

Four of the peas are sprouting!

Daryl said...

Isaac is a special young man ... I hope the world stays green for him and all the other children

Anonymous said...

I loved all the pictures but probably the little gardener best of all!
Yes, here's hoping that some of the aid gets through SOON to the poor Haitians
who have had to bear so much hardship!

Anil P said...

Excellent pictures. Beautiful landscapes, especially the one in the fog.

It's wonderful really to see him at work with the peas. I hope to see pictures when they sprout.