Sunday, July 28, 2013

Water - the gift of Life

Water is the gift of life that gives us beautiful flowers such as these Phlox.  It also gives so much more to those in countries around the world that do not have access to it so easily.

From Tim Ferriss' blog:  "In Africa alone, people spend 40 billion hours every year (e.g. the entire annual workforce of France!) walking for water. Women and children usually bear the burden of water collection, walking for miles to the nearest source. The solution? Installing simple water wells for clean water in strategically close locations.
Children can then spend more time in classrooms learning, and women can contribute to their communities with their minds instead of carrying jerry cans most of the day.  
Please help by donating.  Tim Ferriss (Author of The 4-Hour Work Week) has a charity:Water birthday page where he's asking for donations .  Check out his blog to read more about it or go directly to the  Charity: Water birthday page.  

"Charity: Water sends 100% of every donation directly to fund projects in the field. No “administrative fees” or anything–every penny of every dollar goes to the field. 

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Spring is Coming to Connecticut!

These photos were taken across and down the street from my house as the sun was going down.  The clouds were dark, the sun was shining from the west as it was setting and it made the red tips of the trees all over just pop out!  It gave me new hope for Spring after such a long and snow winter (and a visit to Florida that was having a cold spell as well)!  :-)

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Footprints in Snowy Connecticut

Saturday Photohunt
This week's theme is "footprints"

Heh heh - fooled ya... It's paw prints from one of the many snow storms we got this winter in snowy Connecticat :-)  Seriously, whether it's footprints or paw prints they all leave a pretty path.  Here's Angelica (Angie) walking in some freshly fallen snow.  She walked out to me, stopped a second, then turned around to shake some of the snow off her paw before returning to the house.

~Brenda/Beau Beau and Angie