Caramel & Parsley's 250th article ~ what a great occasion this is and a time of personal celebration and reflection! I am so overwhelmingly grateful for the time I have had to be able to write many more articles! There are always new and interesting articles to write, people to meet, places to go and much to learn. So many fun things to do ~ and never enough time! Here are a few comments about recent changes to Caramel and Parsley.
During the last 50 articles, besides the normal bumps and sharp corners in Life, thanks to my stable health, I have had more time to change my focus in both life and my articles to share my growing concern of climate change and associated cause and effects in our world today. From the response and many visits on both my blog and Twitter it is obvious that many of you feel the same. One of my favourite Climate Change quotes is from Al Gore :
~ Al Gore, An Inconvenient Truth, Rodale Press, 2006
These photos were taken at Pt Phillip Bay, Victoria, Australia, where I spent a lot of time when growing up. Rising sea levels, wind and ocean erosion have caused serious coastal damage to beach foreshore.
Here's what else has happened recently ...
Caramel & Parsley Newsletter:
After 5 years of CAP, my blog was upgraded and became mobile friendly. The learning curve was challenging and it took a few "trys" to feel comfortable using the new Newsletter program. I feel that in our busy lives today Caramel and Parsley's monthly newsletter is a way of condensing and combining the previous month of CAP's published articles and top Twitter tweets as well as a personal note or two. As of February, 2016 you can now read CAP articles and other information on Facebook
I have so much to be truly grateful for, and I try to live my motto of "Every day is a gift" - a special time never to come again. I am so fortunate to have the best family in the world and the most amazing grandchildren. Thank you, as always, for your continued support. Best wishes,
PS The best way to get in touch with me is through my email at : firstname.lastname@example.org
Learn from yesterday, hope for tomorrow.
The important thing is not to stop questioning.
Links & References:
- Caramel and Parsley - 200th article
- Caramel and Parsley - 100th article
- My About page remains unchanged
Climate Change Articles:
- The Great Barrier Reef in Australia
- Why We Need Trees
- Forest Fires in B. C. in 2015
- Books Recommended to add to your reading list
- Sockeye Salmon Survival in the Fraser River, B.C.
- Endangered Species - A Raratonga Monach and a Verco Pipefish
- During April & May coral bleaching has taken place in the world's oceans due to high water temperatures and increased acidity. This is very clear in my home country of Australia with the extensive coral bleaching taking place on the Great Barrier Reef.
- The devastating wildfires in early May which forced the evacuation of more than 80,000 people from their homes in the town of Ft. McMurray, Alberta. This past winter in many parts of Western Canada the rainfall has been greatly reduced leaving the forests very dry. This coupled with record high temperatures early in the 2016 fire season has added to extensive wildfires burning in both Alberta and British Columbia.
The ongoing damage caused by these two occurrences are perfect examples of why the issue of global climate change has to been dealt with immediately.