We had a nice visit with our daughter over the holidays. It seems like it was just yesterday when she was a child. We leafed through the past and in an old album found a picture of her holding a rabbit (left). It reminded me of the Penelope art (lower right) she painted for me when she was small.
I've spent hours recreating this imaginary character who plays in an environment friendly to all. The pastime is relaxing and the scenes idyllic in contrast to the new report about our intensifying climate and its mind-blowing conclusions about Canada heating up twice as fast as the rest of the world, not due to borders but rather geography and melting of ice.
Like the reptile (below) snugly wrapped around a boy's arm, the world is tied up in knots over climate change. With their futures most at stake, youth are working to preserve life in a myriad of ways. Locally, a boy and his sidekick, Charlie the snake, raised funds for the Urban Safari Rescue Society.
See OUR WORLD to explore sights from around the globe.
|Still the kid I used to be|
Visit Postcards From Penelope Puddle and Penelope Puddlisms: BC Life Is A Whale Of A Ride to view more West Coast scenes.
Because the state of our planet is the most pressing issue of our time, link up and learn about the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Report.