Yesterday our garden Temperature Gauge said it was 50 degrees Celsius in the corner, where it sits. The one on our fridge in the kitchen declared it was 30 degrees, & that was with the curtains closed, & the airconditioner roaring away.
My lovely Birds Nest ferns, which had been looking nice, got burnt. A flourishing tree fern also got badly burnt. It is heartbreaking to see plants you love, get so badly damaged. I know some would say, they are only plants- but to me they are more than that. And any that actually live for me are extra special!
I have spent the morning bailing out a tub full of rinsing water from my washing, & I used the water to give the plants a small chance of survival.
I also watched a programme about Global Warming. It is so depressing, - the arrogance of big business in Amerca makes my blood boil.
It is all ONLY about MONEY & sod the people.
The North American Natives, whose land is crumbling to the sea as the ice melts, & they are losing their homes, & will now have to relocate to the mainland. I could just sit & weep, to think that man's greed can be so great.
It makes me think it seems a futile exercise for us to do our little bits, thinking we can effect change. Somehow it is like a mouse raping an elephant.
I watched footage of President Bush, "swaggering" strutting, grinning that seemingly vaccuous grin-- I just can't voice the dreadful thoughts that went through my head, and what I think of a man such as he.
I know- the "Puppet" answer.. but it doesnt answer it all...does it??
O hell, I promised myself not to rant about any sort of Political items or events. I dont want to get into it all on here.
I want flowers & bright colours, & some cool breezes, & some beautiful rain!
I dont want to have to think about the fact that fires have closed the F3 down to Sydney, & even the trains have been stopped, because of the smoke.
I dont want to think of how badly we need water, - yet councils conitinue to approve the building of more high density housing blocks.
I need to change the way I am thinking about things.
Sorry for such a miserable post. I couldnt seem to help it.