“Do you believe in Global Warming?” my friend asked sincerely. After thinking for a moment I told him that clearly I didn’t. I do after all drive a Holden Commodore and in reality I do little to reduce my ‘footprint’ on this planet. Now here is the interesting thing. I know that our climate is … More What do you believe about Global Warming?
I love spring because the days are growing longer. I love spring because the rain will eventually clear. I love spring because of the vivid colours. I love spring because of the new growth. Spring is almost here because the birds have returned to our trees and our first trees are in blossom. Bring on spring … More 326|365 Spring is almost here
You know it’s cold when the river is warmer than the air around it. Another beautiful Waikato morning, yes I’m back by the “pleasant” river, but it was worth stopping on the way to work to get my photo of the day.
Burr. Was told it was -2.8 degrees Celsius, which is about as cold as it gets in Hamilton. Love frosty winters mornings because of the beautiful clear fresh days that follow. Invigorating!
The days are slowly getting longer again and the sun is rising earlier. Summer here we come…
I’m a cloud guy. I love them. Love looking up and admiring the shapes and contrasts. Love reading them to determine what the weather is doing. Love thinking of flying amongst them. Clouds. Amazing.
We have had this birdhouse for 4 years, have had it in 3 different locations, have put food out for prospective owners, and absolutely no takers. Not one bird has been interested in making their home here. Nests in the tree, yes. Nests in a nice sheltered birdhouse. No. If a bird doesn’t … More 284 | 365 Free Rent
Sometimes we completely forget that we import simple things like banana’s. We purchase them with very little thought to the origin or the people who produce them. We say we care about things like poverty or the environment, but its mainly lip service. Actually purchasing only products that make a difference for the causes we … More 273 |365 Banana’s
As evening approaches the mist rises slowly from the ground. By daybreak it will be thick heavy fog that will blanket the Waikato for most of the morning. I understand what causes fog, but I don’t understand why fog exists. Maybe fog’s purpose is to reduce our view, to dim the sun, to close … More 237 |365 Fog #1
Tonight I took the long way home. When it’s busy it still takes 2 – 3 minutes longer, but the drive is relaxing, the traffic is generally light and my competitive nature doesn’t have to come out. When I take the short way at peak times, the traffic is bumper to bumper. 2-3 minutes shorter … More 229 |365 Long Drive
For as far as the eye could see low bulbous cloud covered the country and out beyond the sea to the horizon. The sun creeps up to the skyline as the earths revolution enables the break of a new day. The darkness of the night sky fades to blue then to burning bright yellows that … More 189 | 365 In Awe
Without each individual drop of water there would be no puddles, no streams, no rivers, no ocean, no life. You may feel as significant as a drop in the ocean, but without you we are nothing.
I read this article in the October truck and driver magazine and thought I would post an excerpt here: The biggest risk to the transport sector arising from climate change won’t be the change itself … but poorly-based Government polices, New Zealand Institute of Economic Research director Brent Layton told the RTF Conference. “If the … More Climate change cost?
The size and scale of Wal-Mart continues to blow my mind. Check out this news snippet as they seek to cut packaging costs. Wal-Mart plans to cut packaging 5%. The initiative is projected to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 667,000 tonnes, equal to taking 213,000 trucks off the road annually and save 67m US gallons … More Being ‘Green’ can pay dividends