Ok, I missed writing a post on Earth Day. I fully meant to…but I was out in my Iris garden. So love when my Irises bloom. They are one of my favorite flowers.
Living in the Mountains of Arizona I have to contend with two things when gardening. The scarcity of rain, we are a desert state you know, and Javelina. If you have never seen one they are wild pig like creatures that roam the state. Javelina will eat almost any tubular plant but Iris; so I have a lot of Iris. Rain that’s another story. The drought in the Southwest has been long and hard.
Which brings me to global warming and Earth Day…. We are slowly killing our mother Earth. Have you seen California this year? I just got back from a trip there and it has dried up. People are losing their homes because their water wells have dried up. Towns are sinking a foot a year in the Central Valley because the underground water tables are depleting and the ground above is sinking.
Much of this is from our dependence on fossil fuels, we are warming the earth and it is drying up folks. Ok, Ok, you people who live around the Great Lakes and the East Coast will probably differ, you had record snows this year, but 2014 was the hottest year on record. How about those storms? Storms have become more violent and more numerous. Need I go on with the ugly truths.
Being a positive person I look to the future and the remarkable talent of the human race. We can fix this with the help of science and everyone doing their part. I for one watch my carbon foot print. Drive only when I need to, use as little power as I can. I recycle, have a zeroscape landscape I don’t need to water any of my plants because they are all drought tolerant. I use sustainable products and eat organic foods.
We can all do a part to ensure that our heritage continues and that our children’s children will have a bright future. Every day is Earth Day.