Wednesday, April 6, 2011

E. Environment & Ethics. A-Z challenge

This Karri tree (Eucalyptus diversicolor) is known as the 'Gloucester Tree'
It's not a Mountain Ash (Eucalyptus regnans) but it's huge too.
It’s exciting to see the enormous eucalypts (the Mountain Ash) near Emerald. You should exercise extreme caution when driving around that environment and don't raise your eyes to the tops of the trees particularly in the evening when the echidnas are eating or you might hit an oncoming car if you get distracted and be eliminated entirely.

Wouldn’t it be great if everyone could entrust sound environmental management to enormous corporations and know they would ensure the longevity of our Earth. Unfortunately they ensnare those of questionable morality and enlist their support.

Many would get an *E for ethical behaviour.

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*In Australia an E is a fail grade

A Drabble is a story told in 100 words No more, no less.

Here tomorrow: Fretful

Over at traverselife, I'm spending the month looking at different aspects of bullying.

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7 comments:

Dafeenah said...

I am so glad you add that note about the E. For us E means "excellent" so I was a bit confused lol


Dafeenah

Jeanne said...

Love your blog articles. Please explain the holes/nails/whatever on the eucalyptus tree. I was curious about them.

Siv Maria said...

I am so afraid that one day I will tell my grandchildren things like, I remember when we could pick berries strait from the bush and eat them. What kind of environment the future will have is a scary thing to think about.

Tracy said...

Sue, I read your comment on another post about weight watchers and getting your things and dusting it off...I joined in Dec. for the first time ever and feeling incredible guilty because I'm sitting her reading blogs rather than going to my weekly meeting but I also need to move onto next week!
good luck with that dust rag!

sue said...

Jeanne, I've just added a link to a youtube video. The tree is 61 metres tall (about 200 feet). The metal pegs are a kind of ladder. I wrote about it here

here

Tracy, I don't suppose blog hopping is counted as exercise?
Siv Maria, scary indeed
Dafeenah, I'm learning to translate!

Miss Becky said...

I was wondering what in the world was going on with that tree, but you've offered up an explanation. thanks for that. it's a wow photo.

Laura M. Campbell said...

I love trees and used to climb them as a child. I could also be found hiding inside huge pine trees. The minute I step inside a forrest, void of houses and cars, my breathing slows and my mind calms. My fingers are crossed that I end a long life able to hike in the comfort of trees. Good luck with the challenge!