"People from a planet without flowers
would think we must be mad with joy the whole time
to have such things about us."
~Iris Murdoch, A Fairly Honourable Defeat

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Earth Day, Image and a Visitor


This photo is to honor Earth Day. I live in one of the most beautiful places on earth and so, I thought I would share a piece of it with all of you. Before I took the picture I had to cleaned up the soda cans, fast food debris, and plastic water bottles that folks/jerks drop on their way to the river. I hope the arrogant, "I ride my bike to save the environment." guy who threw his water bottle off the edge of the road reads this. THERE IS A GARBAGE CAN DOWN AT THE RIVER.
There are also two mountain lions in the area. We have them on video, from my neighbor's deck. Enjoy your ride!

This is a picture that would make most of my friends say "What?" but this needs to be shown on Earth Day. It's my redneck, gun toting neighbor's way of being ecological. This is so cool! He goes to the local grocery store and picks up all of the old produce which, by the way, is still fit for human consumption but is tossed in the garbage because it doesn't look perfect anymore for the American food shopper. He brings a truckload back to his cows every week. I'm impressed with this effort and I give him the Earth Day award for the year.

And now I want to express my joy at getting to meet Kate Giffin of Tatersmama's (example of her wonderful posts, here). She one of my favorite bloggers.  Her blog is pretty, green and it goes with my Earth Day theme.  Well...,SHE'S HERE! She has arrived from Australia for a month to visit her son and family. On Saturday, she will have a little get-together in Murphy's, where she use to live, before she became an Aussie.
I'm looking forward to meeting her, face to face. I hope we don't scare each other to death with the stark reality of who we really are compared to our "professional images". Image is so important you know:
Farmlady(that's me)...,the wild, adventure seeking, multi-talented photographer who chose life on a farm in Northern California instead of being a movie star.
Kate..., the serious, free-lance writer from Hollywood who decided to try her luck in the Australian outback.
Image is everything in the blogging world. Don't you think?
Anyway..., we get to meet each other Saturday and I can't wait. After all, she likes, and "likes" is putting it mildly, Sam Elliott... that's all I have to say.
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9 comments:

Karen Deborah said...

Oh my lord I am soooooo jealous! You tell TM that I saw Sam Elliot first! Even my husband knows that if that man showed up on my doorstep I'd just have to run off with him for at least a few minutes!!

The 4 Bushel Farmgal said...

Love your opening photo - it makes me want to wander down that road.

Sounds like you'll have a fun visit. Anyone who likes Sam Elliott is all right, IMHO!

Doreen said...

I love Sam Elliott also! I can listen to his voice all day......... and night ...... :-)

joanne said...

you sound like two of a kind! Have a fun time and know that I am completely jealous..;p

Fabulously french said...

Have a fun time, I am sure that you will get on like a house on fire.

A bientot,

Leeann x

Roslyn said...

I will be so envious of all of you tomorrow-I send my love and warm hugs and I will be thinking of you.

LV said...

All these photos today are great. Enjoy yourself.

GingerV said...

our friday shoot out is all about showing that 'we live in the most beautiful place in the world' BUT my place IS the most beautiful!. I have yet to figure out how someone that bothers to hike in a national or state park - to be with nature - to see the beauty - will through their trash on the ground.... I carry a plastic sack and take mine and all others left behind that I can see back home with me....

Chef E said...

If I could only describe how I went from reading the top post and merged into this one- redneck neighbor to Aussie visitor and all the descriptive humor has me laughing out loud! I did not know until now you live in Norther CA and I thought about paying you a visit!

You crack me up, and keep it that way sister!