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.
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!
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
– 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.