Marilyn at Serendipity posted this today and it so exactly matches my feelings I decided to reblog.
Vote for smart people, vote for people who care. Vote for people who believe climate change is real. Do what you can, don’t think that one person’s actions won’t matter.


earth day 2016I run this Walt Kelly Pogo cartoon every year. Despite the passage of time, it is as true now as it ever was. It shouldn’t be.

Garry and I remember the first Earth Day. How sure we were that everything would get better. We believed we could fix the world.

Forty-six years later, the earth should be cleaner. We should be saving the planet, not destroying more of it. But, reality bites. The earth is more endangered than ever.

Pogo - The First Earth Day - 1971 - Walt Kelly Pogo – Earth Day 1971 poster – Walt Kelly

Save the planet. Save something. Live greener. Use less stuff. Don’t litter. Do what you can. Don’t let the despoilers buy all our beautiful places and pave them. Say no to fracking. Say yes to fossil fuel alternatives.

Vote for smart people. Caring people. Vote for people who understand that climate change is real. That if we are not good shepherds for…

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I was born in England in 1957 and lived there until our family came to Australia in 1966. I grew up in Adelaide, South Australia, where I met and married my husband, David. We came together over a mutual love of trains. Both of us worked for the railways for many years, his job was with Australian National Railways, while I spent 12 years working for the STA, later TransAdelaide the Adelaide city transit system. After leaving that job I worked in hospitality until 2008. We moved to Tasmania in 2002 to live in the beautiful Huon Valley. In 2015 David became ill and passed away in October of that year. I currently co-write two blogs on with my sister Naomi. Our doll blog "Dolls, Dolls, Dolls", and "Our Other Blog" which is about everything else but with a focus on photographs and places in Tasmania. In November 2019 I began a new life in the house that Naomi and I intend to make our retirement home at Sisters Beach in Tasmania's northwest. Currently we have five pets between us. Naomi's two dogs Toby and Teddy and cats, Tigerwoods and Panther and my cat Polly. My dog Cindy passed away aged 16 in April 2022.


  1. Thanks for the reblog. I find it disheartening that we have made so little progress in nearly 50 years of Earth Days. Garry covered the first Earth Day as a young reporter. It was big news. It was important. Now, it’s just another one of those nearly forgotten days on the calendar. Some people are more aware of the problems — while just as many refuse to even acknowledge that there ARE any problems.

    The air is a little cleaner — in a few places. We have (mostly) stopped pouring sewage into our estuaries and oceans … but not by any means universally. Meanwhile, we’ve invented so many new ways to assault the earth.

    I read a book recently which posited that if human being lived longer — Methuselah long — we’d care more about our planet because we’d still be here to see the results of what we have done. It’s a thought!


    • It is a thought and we are living longer than previous generations but it’s hard to make changes when we elect people either don’t believe in climate change or just use it as a politcal football.


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