Wednesday, April 22, 2009

It Is Earth Day And Nature Is Giving Us Some Beautiful Weather!!

Oh how this picture says it all lol :) My aunt sent me this picture of her dog Archie, And by the look on his face you can tell he is just tired of all this rainy weather we have been seeing these past few days! And not to forget the hail as well. Which we again seen more of yesterday! It was being reported all over the WLFI viewing area. However no bigger then Pea size once again. So when will all this rainy weather push off for a bit of sun??? Well I think as soon as today! Yes, maybe a few light rain showers in the early morning then we will start to look much better with Partly cloudy skies... I think Archie, and all the local dogs will really enjoy this and will love the forecast I have for you all even more! Is spring really here to stay?? Well, we do have 80s in our forecast!!!! Take a look below at this temperature outlook map I have put together for you all below.Yes, today we got 60s but 80s will be here by Friday! This is a really nice forecast we have in store for us that is for sure! We will see this rainy mess start to push off to our east and the high pressure will move in. And with all these clear skies we should not have any problem hitting those 80s!! Warmer is the key word..... ;)

So Today still a few early morning light showers are possible then we will become partly cloudy for the rest of the day.. Highs in the low 60s and lows in the middle to upper 30s. Winds will be between 15 and 20 mph with a few gusts to 25 mph possible.
We will really start to feel this warm up by Thursday! That is when we will be in the 70s and on our way to those 80s! We will again have Partly cloudy skies to mostly sunny skies.

And last but not least the 80s will move in by FRIDAY! Yes, more SUNNY SKIES and just a beautiful SPRING day!! Now I will be heading out to my aunt's house today to get some things done and also help out with some needed yard work! I will be out their from today until maybe Friday.. I will however try my best to pop in with some Blog updates for you all so stay tuned! ;)

And now we cannot forget what today is?!?! It is a great day for our planet!!! That's right it is EARTH DAY!

HAPPY EARTH DAY!!! Remember Your Three R's!! Reduce Reuse Recycle..... This picture of the Earth and Moon in a single frame was taken by the Galileo spacecraft from about 3.9 million miles away.

Earth Day, celebrated April 22, is a day designed to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth's environment. It was founded by U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson as an environmental teach-in in 1970 and is celebrated in many countries every year. This date is Spring in the Northern Hemisphere and Autumn in the Southern Hemisphere.
United Nations celebrates an Earth Day each year on the March equinox, which is often March 20, a tradition which was founded by peace activist John McConnell in 1969.

Here are Ten things we all can do this earth day to help make the planet earth a much better place to live! Remember this is our only home so lets do our part to keep earth healthy!!!!!

1. Plant a tree in your yard or start a garden. Plants and trees help clean the air, are visual expressions of nature's beauty, and uplift us. Even something as simple as growing herbs in a garden can provide nourishment and delicious meals for the family.

2. Simply stop using pesticides on your lawn. Pesticides contribute to the pollution of the Earth and poison our water supply, endanger human health, and sicken wildlife. There are many effective, natural alternatives available, or even simpler, allow nature to take over the growing of your lawn, creating food for bees, birds and animals.

3. Support a local, organic farmer or CSA. Some farmers require your active participation, some deliver to urban areas. The food is nutritious and delicious, and uses less of our non-renewable resources.

4. Buy organic. Look for – and ask for - organic produce wherever you buy your groceries, or even better, shop at your local health food store which carries only organic produce. Buying organic reduces pesticide exposure to the land, farmers, harvesters, and your family.

5. Spend time in nature. Taking a walk, having a picnic, or simply sitting outdoors and watching the sky, deepens our connection to the natural world , thereby motivating us to be better stewards of the Earth.

6. Buy energy-saving, compact-fluorescent light bulbs and other energy efficient products. When your next bulb goes out, replace it with a compact fluorescent light bulb. They last 10 times as long, and over their lifetime, use 1/4 the energy of an incandescent bulb, saving you $30-$40 on your electric bill. When replacing major appliances purchase energy efficient ones - look for the government's Energy Star label.

7. Recycle. The old adage “reduce, reuse, recycle” still works very well today. Many large waste disposal companies have an at-your-curb recycling program. Check your own local disposal company.

8. Shop Green. Be a consumer that uses your dollars to support companies and products that are better for the Earth. By simply clicking to ( you will find a directory that features hundreds of companies that offer everything from organic and hemp clothing to non-toxic cleaners and solar energy products.

9. Join or make a donation to any organization that supports the environment. There are numerous worthy organizations that work hard for the Earth and are in need of our support. If the aforementioned tasks seem to require too much effort or time, simply write a check to those who have integrity regarding the Earth and make a meaningful contribution to the Earth’s health.

10. Create good thoughts. As Franklin Delano Roosevelt said, “All we have to fear is fear itself.” By creating the awareness that we can heal the Earth - that it is not too late, we combat the paralysis that fear often produces. So if all you can do on this Earth Day is think one good thought about the Earth, you will have contributed to a changing of the fear-based mentality.

Have a great day Fellow Bloggers!! I will check back soon.......... :)

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