What better way to spend the Valentine’s weekend than expressing love and appreciation for…. you’ve guessed it, Planet Earth. Not very romantic, maybe, but surely you wouldn’t expect me to get all hearts-and-flowers and sentimental in my blog, would you?!

I expressed my appreciation last weekend by reconnecting with nature in Sedona, Arizona, via my camera lens. I love the way that photography helps to calm my chattering thoughts for a while, and to simply appreciate my surroundings. I hope you enjoy this sample of my pictures (taken on Sony NEX-5N with 16mm lens and fisheye adaptor).

Other campaigners are finding different ways to express their Earth-love.

Over at Eradicating Ecocide, Polly Higgins is asking us to send a love letter to the Earth.

Are you a student? No Impact Man is suggesting you hold a No Impact Week on your campus. More details here.

And those amazing folks at the Climate Ride have a special Valentine’s offer. They have just 15 places left on this year’s ride from New York to Washington DC, from May 19-23. Sign up this week (before 17th Feb) and get 25% off your registration fee of $75. Just enter FINAL15 as the code when you register. I can highly recommend the Climate Ride – a great way to get some exercise, connect with kindred spirits, and enjoy a series of entertaining and informative presentations after a hard day’s biking.

Earth gives to us freely. On this Valentine’s Day, let’s give something back. Thank you!

Other Stuff:

Continuing in the Valentine’s theme, you may enjoy the new TED Quotes website, launching today with quotes about love.

I had a busy week in Phoenix last week, doing several presentations for National Geographic. There was a flurry of media around the events – links below.

– TV interview with Fox Phoenix (I’ve rowed 3 oceans, not 2, but what’s a few thousand miles between friends…?!)

– TV interview on Good Morning Arizona

– Q&A interview on AZ Central

Roz & Stacey at The Women's Eye

– Radio interview at KJZZ

And soon to be available online – a fun interview at The Women’s Eye radio show. Thanks to Stacey and Pamela for a great time – and for sparking off the idea of my own radio show. Hmmmm!

Finally, a really bad Valentine’s Day joke: Two antennae met on a roof, fell in love and got married. Their wedding ceremony wasn’t fancy. The reception, however, was excellent.

Boom, boom!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11 Comments

  • Roz, you probably don’t expect US to get “all hearts-and-flowers and sentimental” on your blog either. SURPRISE! Let me be the first to send you hearts and flowers … and a heart-felt sweet & tender wet one …

    • Joel – that is gorgeous! And I was in that very same spot with my friend Jan last weekend too. What a beautiful spot.
      Thanks for posting.

  • Oh some groaner jokes that this blogged reminded me of…

    1. Two antennas meet on a roof, fall in love and get married. The
    Ceremony wasn’t much, but the reception was excellent.
    > > 2. Two hydrogen atoms walk into a bar. One says, “I’ve lost my
    electron.” The other says, “Are you sure?” The first replies, “Yes, I’m
    positive…”
    > > 3. A jumper cable walks into a bar.. The bartender says, “I’ll serve
    you, but don’t start anything.”
    > > 4. A sandwich walks into a bar. The bartender says, “Sorry we don’t
    serve food in here.”
    > > 5. A dyslexic man walks into a bra.
    > > 6. A man walks into a bar with a slab of asphalt under his arm and says
    “A beer please, and one for the road.”
    > > 7. Two cannibals are eating a clown. One says to the other: “Does this
    taste funny to you?”
    > > 8. “Doc, I can’t stop singing ‘The Green, Green Grass of Home.'” “That
    sounds like Tom Jones Syndrome.” “Is it common?” “It’s Not Unusual.”
    > > 9. Two cows standing next to each other in a field. Daisy says to Dolly,
    “I was artificially inseminated this morning.” “I don’t believe you,” said
    Dolly. “It’s true, no bull!” exclaimed Daisy.
    > > 10. An invisible man marries an invisible woman. The kids were nothing
    to look at either.
    > > 11. Deja Moo: The feeling that you’ve heard this bull before.
    > > 12. A man takes his Rottweiler to the vet and says, “My dog’s
    cross-eyed, is there any thing you can do for him?” “Well,” says the vet,
    “let’s have a look at him.” So he picks the dog up and examines his eyes.
    Finally, he says, “I’m going to have to put him down.” “What? Because he’s
    cross-eyed?” “No, because he’s really heavy.”
    > > 13. Apparently, one in five people in the world are Chinese. And there
    are five people in my family, so it must be one of them. It’s either my mom
    or my dad or maybe my older brother Calvin or my younger brother Ho-Chin But
    I’m pretty sure it’s Calvin.
    > > 14. I went to buy some camouflage trousers the other day but I couldn’t
    find any.
    > > 15. I went to the butcher’s the other day to bet him 50 bucks that he
    couldn’t reach the meat off the top shelf. He said, “No, the steaks are too
    high.”
    > > 16. A man woke up in a hospital after a serious accident. He shouted,
    “Doctor, doctor, I can’t feel my legs!” The doctor replied, “I know you
    can’t – I’ve cut off your arms.”
    > > 17. I went to a seafood disco last week and pulled a mussel.
    > > 18. Two Eskimos sitting in a kayak were chilly; but when they lit a fire
    in the craft, it sank, proving that you can’t have your kayak and heat it
    too.
    > > 19. What do you call a fish with no eyes? A fsh.
    > > 20. Two termites walk into a bar. One asks, “Is the bar tender here?” 

    but in all true seriousness…

    “It matters not who you love, where you love, why you love, when you love or how you love, it matters only that you love” 
    ― John Lennon 

    Row Roz Row

    ~Jay

    • Vic – I remember you well. You were both sitting in the front row, and your daughter asked the fantastic question about how I found the courage to change. Thank you so much for coming – and do stay in touch! I hope to be back in SoCal in the near future, and it would be great to see you both again.

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