A month or so in pictures

Check out my Flickr account (to the right) and see what we’ve been up to over the last month. It is crazy – you think you haven’t done anything at all recently, then you look at the photos and say, “oh, yeah….so that’s what we’ve been up to.” So enjoy our potty training, birthday partying, picnicing, golfing, grandparent-visiting, earth-day-tree-planting, gardening, egg hunting, playgrouping, fishing, boating, babysitting photos.


8 Responses to “A month or so in pictures”

  1. 1 John Goes May 10, 2007 at 5:28 pm

    Recycling paper is probably not a good idea anyway. Trees are being used very sustainably as lumber companies plan ahead and grow more and more trees. Recycling paper is inefficient, from what I understand, and more energy is burned recyling it than is saved. In a sense the more you recycle paper the fewer trees are being planted.

  2. 2 americanmum May 10, 2007 at 5:38 pm

    I do see what you are getting at here, but there is a lot to be said for the natural environment vs. one that has been created to suit human needs. Many years ago before forest management the tree systems in our National Forests were much more diverse. Trees in tree farms are generally clones and have a much diminished chance of genetic success when genomes are being managed and natural selection is off the table.

    Really the best thing we can do is drastically reduce our paper consumption. I rarely print anything, have reduced paper coming to my mailbox by doing bills electronically and calling junk mail distributors to get off their mailing lists, no longer buy disposable plates, etc. Even my Christmas cards are now electronic much to the disgust of Miss Manners I am sure. Items that we can reuse (like coffee mugs) are a much better idea.

  3. 3 John Goes May 10, 2007 at 10:02 pm

    The computer revolution is making it cheaper for more and more companies to stop using papers anyway, so this will probably not be too much of a concern. The best way to solve the problem you’re talking about is better management of the National Forests. Right now they are not being managed very well, there is a very real tragedy of the commons happening that the government is not handling very well. Recycling paper is very low on our list of priorities as a city.

  4. 4 Dan May 11, 2007 at 12:21 am

    Where did recycling paper come into it??

    I read recently in science digest magazine that recycling newspaper is the most ecologically positive form of recycling. but I don’t know the rational they had behind that.

  5. 5 John Goes May 11, 2007 at 2:48 am

    I suppose I may have commented on the wrong post…

  6. 6 Annette May 12, 2007 at 8:52 am

    So, since I pop in every few days to check on you and hear what you are up to and thinking about I am now going to post a comment …
    how cute are they? 🙂

  7. 7 americanmum May 13, 2007 at 1:50 pm

    Well hello there Annette! Yes, they are so gosh darn cute. Including yours in the picture there. Glad you decided to stop by and comment! So, when are you going to start your own blog? 😉

  8. 8 Agatha May 14, 2007 at 11:05 am

    Hi Kristina – I just wanted to say thank you for the comment – it was jsut what I needed, somehow, to hear. I am going to concentrate on my passion, education & compassion… starting with passion tomorrow – i’ve been writing for hours about it. Thank you for inspiring me. A x

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