Tuesday is Haikuesday

5 Jul

Blog Post #86

A fire broke out in Burns Bog on Sunday, July 1 — which poses a huge threat to our environment. The 3000 hectare ecosystem is the largest raised peat bog in Western Canada, and a vital part of the Lower Mainland’s environment. The bog functions as an important climate regulator and is sometimes called “the lungs of Greater Vancouver.”

Burns Bog is home to many animal and bird species such as coyotes, snowshoe hare, beavers, Greater Sandhill cranes, Great Blue herons, horned owls and more. There is an abundant variety of plant species including cloudberries, crowberry, bog-rosemary as well as peat-forming species such as sphagnum mosses, which are critical to preserving this essential ecosystem.

My fervent hope is that the fire will be contained and the damage will be minimal. I am praying for the firefighters and emergency personnel who are staunchly working hard to save this important natural area. I am praying for all the animals and plants who make Burns Bog their home.

Blacktail Deer

By Bardbom (Own work) via Wikimedia Commons

My poem for this week’s Haikuesday is this:

Smoke drifts overhead
Owls fly and Black-tailed deer flee
The bog fire smoulders still

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30-Day Minimalism Game — Day Five

Continuing on with the minimalism game on day five: I am donating five more pieces from my kitchen — there’s still more in here that I can donate/sell/trash!

30 Days of Donating/Selling/Trashing
Day 1 – One jacket (donated)
Day 2 – Two serving dishes (donated)
Day 3 – Two decorative bowls + one glass jar (donated)
Day 4 – Four serving plates (donated)
Day 5 – One plastic cake carrier/w lid + one plastic dip & veggie dish/w lid + one footed glass bowl + one small serving bowl + one light fixture (donated)

Total: Fifteen items

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