this planet never ceases to amaze me with its views + colors + diversity. how it supports all of the many ecosystems as well as the humans that have the ability to either celebrate or destroy it.
with every breath we take we inhale a bit of our living planet. so support your mama earth by picking up trash on the beach, using less paper products + recycling what you can. eat more vegetarian meals + turn off the lights when you’re not using them. use cruise control + regularly maintain your car to improve mileage + reduce pollution. shop at secondhand stores + recycle clothes + fabrics you don’t wear anymore at @hm.
run all your errands on the same day or better yet, with a friend! use e-tickets or an app when traveling + pay bills online. these are just a few of the ways we can reduce the negative impact to our home.
please share other ideas that will help us care for this planet that we were entrusted with by our creator. happy earth day. 🌿🌞💦♻️
Just heading back from my first time in New Orleans. These trips can be a tease when it’s short and not for leisure. True to form, my photos reflect the hasty nature of the trip (compounded by my own inabilities which I’d rather trademark than correct). My hotel stay was on St. Charles Avenue - historic for the mansions built in the 20th century, and the St. Charles Streetcar Line pictured- a modernized remnant of a railroad that contributed to Uptown’s development. Likewise, it’s a focal point for Mardi Gras celebration, going beyond the Catholic backbone that resides in the name. As a juxtaposition, I was born in a hospital named St. Charles with obviously different intentions (unless someone threw beads upon my birth). However, there is a relevant juxtaposition. Anywhere I go (particularly on short trips, I love speaking with the locals about their city. If I’m lucky to get a longtime native even better. Likewise, I met a woman in NO who is so proud of her son and of herself too by extension. The reason is that her son has never committed a crime and works to support himself. She described to me how easy it was to adopt the crime life in NO, how the influence is ubiquitous and kids start so young. She relayed personal stories of her relatives and friends who fell victim to either side of the tragedy. I didn’t fully appreciate her story until I looked at the NO crime statistics in the last two decades. NO had some of the highest annual murder rates in the country including the eighth highest crime rate, seven years ago. Her pride is beyond justified, and it’s her parenting that should be put on a pedestal. Coming from St. Charles Hospital, my story is entirely different, albeit with great parenting too. It’s a privilege to make assumptions about your safety - to live uninhibited with devotion of your mental and physical efforts to not just who you love but what you love too. In any case, I want to visit NO again - there’s a vibrant culture amongst humbling juxtapositions.
Montenegro was a country that we had no expectations and we fell in love with its beauty 🇲🇪 Kotor is such a beautiful city and full of history ✨
Montenegro era um país que não tínhamos expectativas nenhumas e quando o visitámos apaixonamo-nos pela sua beleza 🇲🇪 Kotor é uma cidade linda e cheia de história ✨