Tuesday, 16 October 2007
blog for the environment
Today is blog action day for the environment. I actually managed to miss the correct day, but I've changed my computer time to Samoa so I remember that somewhere it is still 15th October 2007 - after all, Penny doesn't care what the date is. Every day she takes time to appreciate the environment. I've never known her miss a chance to smell the aromas that fill the air, to look at a bird or to enjoy the texture of a tree-trunk (the bottom part).
One of her favorite environments is Darebin Parklands, an area of bushland right in suburban Melbourne. Thanks to the foresight and persistence of the founders of the park we have the opportunity to imagine what the area around northern Melbourne might have looked like two hundred years ago.
Forty years ago it was a stinking rubbish tip and a sea of weeds and today it looks like this: