It's The Little Things ...

It's the little things we do that can lead to big results and a happy dance.
Scouring the beach.
Hunting for treasure.
Picking a daisy.
Keeping the plight of vulnerable sea-creatures afloat so they don't get erased.
Nourishing thirsty leaves. Can you see the sky in the tiny drops?
Pausing to reflect: "Do not think lightly of good, that nothing will come of it. A whole water pot will fill up from dripping drops of water," observed Gautama Buddha.
What had me jumping for joy recently was realizing that the small, normally plastic, bread clips were being replaced with biodegradable/recyclable paper. It's likely no exaggeration to say trillions of plastic tabs have infiltrated the ecosystem endangering wildlife.  In Canada, other "small conveniences" that ran amok such as plastic straws, stir sticks, cutlery and six-pack rings will soon be banned. Although food packaging, like the bread, is still most often encased in plastic, inventors are seeking more environmentally friendly methods in various spheres of modern life.

Explore more at SKYWATCH and check out my sites: Postcards from Penelope Puddle and Musings of A Puddlist In B.C.

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.


  1. Hello,
    It is fun exploring the beach and tidal pools. I love your cute vase and pretty flowers.
    It is nice to hear recyclable materials are being used. Take care, enjoy your day and the week ahead.

  2. Wonderful what Canada is doing, and hopefully other countries will follow. I really like the photo of the girls playing on the rocks (#3). Beautiful!

  3. A great post. I love the kids being busy with no device in sight or even in their thoughts.

  4. Wonderful collection of images as always, Maria. Your flower vase with daisies is so stylish. The tiny drops containing sky in each reminded me of the scene the bright moon was reflected in each glass container of a shop. I do believe Buddha’s words. It’s so disheartening someone’s kicking the pot nearing full of water. But I also believe humans always rising up after fall. As far as I noticed in my country, paper cups for yogurt and noodles and labelless bottle drinks are getting dominant.

  5. I like the thirth one the best. Great shot!

  6. beautifully captured moments.

  7. I look forward to seeing your blog. Your words can be chewed on. Action is being taken to save the environment one small thing at a time. We need to do that here in the U.S.A. Each state needs to take on the small things which become big things.

  8. I'm for replacing plastic as much as possible but I would rather have the old fashioned twist ties made from metal for my bread. I can't see a cardboard bread tag being too durable. My United States state (New York) has replaced disposable plastic grocery bags and just recently banned styrofoam and I think they are also working on plastic straws

  9. Maria - love the quote, and thrilled to hear that the plastic clips are being replaced. When we were in Grand Cayman, all the straws were made of paper!

  10. Lovely to see these little girls exploring so inocently. Enjoy your weekend. I am joining you at Skjywatch Friday.

  11. A marvelous series of photos! I am in awe of your photography. Good news about those biodegradable bread clips. I will no longer buy plastic straws, stir sticks, cutlery and six-pack rings and I agree, they should be banned. I am seeing restaurants in our now no longer using plastic straws and others. We have a ways to go and I take each step forward as a hug for the planet.


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