Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Puka mess!

We were driving back home on Sunday after enjoying a very pleasant lunch at df’s sister’s place when df stopped the car! He has this thing about old houses and just HAD to take a photograph. The house was pretty old and pretty run down but not pretty!

I threw an appreciative glance towards the tree, a Puka, which is quite common around here. Unfortunately so is the litter!

What is it that people don’t understand about keeping our planet habitable? The sun has another 6.5 billion years give or take a few hundred million to go before it becomes a white dwarf! The way we, the human race, are going .. we’ll be lucky if we have a few hundred more to go! Grumble, grumble ....

4 Comments:

Blogger Maggie May said...

This littering does make my blood boil! Plastic lasts for hundreds of years & so many creatures come to grief by ingesting it or getting stuck in it & it looks a mess.

Don't know whether its the same in New Zealand, but back in England, we call sick ..... puke! So your Pukka tree is sadly named!

7:49 PM  
Blogger Omykiss said...

hello maggie may ... yes puke is sick all right ... and in Hindi pukka means proper, real, genuine .. that kind of thing!

10:09 AM  
Blogger utenzi said...

The planet doesn't care if we litter. Bugs and rodents love that stuff. It's mainly just harming us. Kinda ugly, tho.

4:05 PM  
Blogger Omykiss said...

I suppose your right utenzi ... it probably does depend on what we're littering with .. a few cardboard boxes, as in this case, MAY be OK ... but when it comes to plastic, all the extra CO2 and even worse nuclear waste ... maybe it's not so benign. What do you say?

4:27 PM  

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