Wednesday, March 23, 2011

J. Junk mail and trees. ABC Wednesday.




Sometimes I just can’t believe the amount of junk mail we get. It makes me feel jaundiced to think of the vast numbers of trees that have been felled to create this jaunty looking bin filler.  Most of it's for stuff we don't need either, not now, maybe never. Some of my friends feel jittery if they don't shop for a day or two! By jove, that's a head scratcher isn't it.


from Wikimedia Commons
Jenny thought I was jesting when I showed her a photo I’d taken of the clear felling not far from Jindabyne. It’s home to the endangered Leadbeater’s Possum, Victoria’s faunal emblem. She thought I’d hit the jackpot and said she was jealous that I’d been able to get into the High Plains and see it with my own eyes! Really! I just felt jangled, as if someone had jabbed me in the heart; justifiably I think. Thank goodness they weren’t jarrah trees, though I hear they are in jeopardy and being jettisoned injudiciously just to make paper to advertise junk. There's so much jiggery-pokery going on, it's hard to join the dots and make sense of it all.

By jingo! Sometimes I get so angry I could go for the jugular of … I’m not sure who … but I’m sure I‘d end up in jail, without a jelly bean or jug of juniper juice and definitely no jukebox playing jazz. (Does one drink juniper juice? Perhaps that should read mint julep?)

Clear felling is happening in the jungles as well, some people say this is ‘progress’ and is justified, but at this juncture I think it would be wise to allow the juvenile trees to regenerate rather than be a jumble of logs. It’s all to do with biodiversity which is vital for out longevity.

We need to juggle the needs of the inhabitants and ethical stakeholders judiciously (but jettison those who act without integrity) or we won’t be jubilant at many more jubilees.

Joy will have gone. It gives me the jitters.

Thankyou to Mrs Nesbitt and her jaunty team for hosting ABC Wednesday. Click on the ABC badge at the top to be taken to other J posts from around the world, and perhaps join in yourself!


*This post on J is a work of fiction based on fact.
** I'll be unable to visit many blogs this week and comment. Thankyou to everyone who drops by, take care and see you next week.
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9 comments:

Ms. Burrito said...

Very interesting J.

Please come and meet the J's in my Family, hope to see you around, thanks!

Sylvia K said...

Great collection of Js for the Day! Fun post! Amazing how many of the days letters we can come up with when we start looking, isn't it! Enjoy your week!

Sylvia
ABC Team

Miss Becky said...

I agree. I get so dang much junk mail and then I curse because I have to dispose of it. even recycling it makes me angry, because it isn't something I asked for in the first place. what I've begun to do is this - if it has a postage-paid return envelope, I send it back, empty. that way the credit card companies are paying for nothing. they aren't getting my business and it will cost them to send me unsolicited mail. so there. have a really great week Sue.

Wanda said...

Great collection of "J" words. My favorite would be "JOY"

Roger Owen Green said...

I've gotten on a register to limit my junk mail; still get a ton.

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

VioletSky said...

a pox on junk mail, I say.

Hazel said...

Jail without a jug of juniper juice or jukebox playing jazz is just not jaunty, isn't it? :) Love your collection of J words.

sue said...

Thankyou so much everyone for visiting and commenting. I've got my running shoes on (figuratively, NOT literally) so can't visit you all. I'm reminded however to get one of those little signs to go on my letter box asking for "NO junk mail please"
ROG, I tried to visit, but got a message saying google had detected malware, and advising me not to continue. Hope nothing is amiss.

Spadoman said...

Very creative! You do a great job with the letters. Different than others, and I like that! Cool!

Peace to all