Our Extraordinary Planet – Our Home

Our Extraordinary Planet
Our Extraordinary Planet

Like most people, we feel the pressure of climate change upon us … in the obvious changing weather patterns especially when we were living on the Gold Coast in Queensland – extreme humidity, heat, our oceans and beaches – more noticeable each year now – and highlighted through the media. We quite rightly feel the impact and, while busy in our day of working and making the $ to keep everything going, an overriding sense of failure intrudes stealing the sense of peace we once felt.

Australian Jabiru - Black-necked Stork
Australian Jabiru – Black-necked Stork

I guess for me, a swim at the beach or a walk admiring our extraordinary birds and trees – our unique one-of-a-kind wildlife – has always been the cure and brings balance in my life. It’s a time to settle my mind and reset my inner heart knowing that life goes on and there is so much beauty offered for free around us.

I look for answers for what I can do and ‘like’ and ‘comment’ on social media where I can be a positive influence – pass on messages from those more savvy than me to highlight the urgency I feel … like …. time is running through our fingers like fine sand … for what is ahead of us and now a daily issue to beat the heatwaves, high humidity and torrential cyclone/downpours and their impacts … well, something needs to happen … we need change.

I write this today not because I promote a political view but because I promote a people view.  Life is about what we pass on to people – each other – and, very importantly, our young and very young.  I want to inspire others to love our earth, our wildlife, our trees and oceans even more than I do – which is a lot!!  a LOT!!  I want them to have the once in a lifetime yet everyday, magical moments Graham and I have been fortunate in the past to experience whether it’s snorkelling the Great Barrier Reef, swimming at our beaches in Australia – on the Gold Coast – South West Rocks in New South Wales, Heron or Daydream or Lady Elliot Islands and everywhere in Australia and for it to still be available not selfishly for me but for everyone to have these super amazing opportunities too.

Jack Evans Boat Harbour

Jack Evans Boat Harbour

I have learned so much about the importance of the unique interaction of our wildlife – birds and insects (some amazing colours on the bees), our coastlines and oceans (the blue whale with its newborn – so beautiful it takes your breath away) plus about our rivers and jungles.

“Today we have become the greatest threat to the health of our home but there’s still time for us to address the challenges we’ve created if we act now. We need the world to pay attention.” Sir David Attenborough.

Enjoy reading this treasure box filled with entertaining and inspiring stories on living life, loving and having fun times. Let us know what makes you “tick” and inspires and encourages you. We trust these true stories make you laugh and also touch your heart and Graham’s “a moment in time” photos give you an inside view of how he sees life through his “lens” and captures the beauty and magic around us every day which makes life worth living.