Hope you are having a good weekend so far? I’ve been seeing more and more butterflies round the garden and fields which is something that I have missed over the winter months. Send me your pictures of Butterflies where you are.
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Today is EARTH DAY 2022 – APRIL 22 Each year, Earth Day focuses on and celebrates our planet, promoting multiple ways we can help our environment. From climate change to overpopulation, it’s a time to reflect on what humanity is doing to its home. This year the theme for this year’s Earth Day is Invest In Our Planet.
I help the environment by re-cycling reducing my waste and trying to reusing a lot of things. I grow my own fruit and veg as much as I can (unless the slugs and snails eat them!) I have spent the past two weeks in my garden encourage flowers and wildlife into my space.
I try to recycle as much of my waste, I also buy clothes from charity shops (and donate). Also, when taking photographs I always leave the places that I visit, exactly as I find them and take nothing away (apart from pictures!)
INVEST IN OUR PLANET
This is the moment to change it all — the business climate, the political climate, and how we take action on climate. Now is the time for the unstoppable courage to preserve and protect our health, our families, and our livelihoods.
For Earth Day 2022, we need to act (boldly), innovate (broadly), and implement (equitably). It’s going to take all of us. All in. Businesses, governments, and citizens — everyone accounted for, and everyone accountable. A partnership for the planet. Find out more with quizzes or ideas to help with your carbon footprint etc.
Hope you all had a great Easter & didn’t eat too much chocolate? The weather in North Yorkshire has been glorious and I’ve been very busy in the garden tidying up and getting rid of a rotten decking and transforming it into a sitting out area with plenty of plants (hopefully).
More and more flowers are starting to emerge with the plenty of warm April sunshine; Forget-me-knots, dandelions (good for the bees), tulips and Bluebells are started to appear.
Over the Easter holiday I visited the National trust property, Goddard’s. I will post some of the glorious pictures during this week, so watch out for them.
A few images from my camera phone from today. I visited National Trust property Goddard’s this afternoon. The garden looked stunning in their April colours and blossoms.
Goddard’s has five acres of garden rooms to walk through that used to be owned by the family on the outskirts of York city center. More pictures from my visit from my ‘big’ camera to follow.
The gardens are divided into rooms as a nod to the arts and crafts style inspiration. The idea behind the rooms was that of a continuation of the house extending beyond the walls and into the garden. The outdoor rooms, similarly to those in the house, each perform a separate function with hedges and shrubs providing the structure.
Running across the back of the house is certainly one of the most spectacular rooms of the garden, coming alive with Delphiniums, Sedums and brightly coloured Rudbeckia blooms in late summer.
As promised a few pictures from my walk around the Bar Walls in York (mainly of The Minster). It was a little bit damp and busy, I left my ‘big’ camera at home and opted to use my phone camera instead.