Every year, more people take action to celebrate and protect our planet’s ocean, which connects us all. In 2010 alone, over 300 events in 45 countries around the world were held in honor of World Oceans Day.
what an awesome Monday already!!
Looking out my OPEN window..
I see Blue sky..
Sunshine filtering through NEW leaves on my neighbors' 45 year old Maple tree..
I love that tree in all seasons..
even when the golden leaves are falling..
As lovely as my world happens to be here in Mile High Denver, Colorado..
My thoughts are those of Florida..
My true home..
my native soil..
the sugary white squeaky sand..
crystal clear turquoise waters..
and the abundant seafood produced there..
livelihoods gleaned from the depths..
and the shores..
It has been just one year since my visit right after the the oil spill..I, like many others raced home to photograph..
bury our toes in the sand..
swim in the the warm waters..
one last BEFORE the OIL reaches our area visit..
being home in March,earlier this year..
the beach looks much the same as always..
pristine and beautiful..
BUT..where once thriving businesses prevailed..
doors are shuttered and closed.
economic losses were just too great to endure through the lost season..everything on the surface appears to be NORMAL..
who knows what lurks below..
(NO PHOTOS OF OILY SLUDGE WILL BE POSTED!)
this I do know..
it is up to us..
you and me..
to continue the fight to preserve our Oceans..
recycle.. reuse.. re-invent..
take out all the trash you bring..or find..
leave only your footprints!
For more wonderfully colorful Monday fun :
Smiling Sally Bleu Monday
Drowsey Monkey Mellow Yellow Monday
Mary's Mosaic Monday