Stars Speak For Nature

Almost a year ago Conservation International launched an awareness campaign featuring some of the world’s best-known celebrities speaking as nature (and elements thereof) with the goal of educating one and all about the need to take care of our planet.

The concept is great, the messages are fabulous and the imagery is stunning (and best viewed in HD full-screen).

People can argue all day long about climate change and wonder if we Humans have really done this, or does it really exist. But, there are simple truths. Chief among them is that Humans do indeed pollute our home, our planet, our Earth.

Take a look around. The burger wrapper in the street. An oil spill off the coast. The mess of paint on the ground. The soot captured in the atmosphere. The raped forests which are not replenished. Radiation spills. On and on and on. If one opens one’s eyes one can see what we Humans are doing to the home on which we all live.

Whether or not one financially supports this type of cause, as an individual it really does not take much to become more aware of and about the environment and to effectively do something about it and to then get others to help. There are ideas at the Conservation International site aptly named Nature is Speaking. There you can also watch the other videos , download incredible animated posters for your desktop, and more.

There is only one Planet Earth and it is up to each one of us to take care of it.

Yosemite Valley - Half Dome
Yosemite Valley – Half Dome

After all, it is a place of great beauty and incredible wonder.

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Favorite Flowers – The Parrot Tulip

The exotic plumage of the Parrot Tulip is unlike any other of the species, as it is quite scalloped with fringed edges and most often appears multi-colored.

Parrot Tulip Orange Favorite

So named due to the beak-shaped buds resembling that of the tropical bird species, the Parrot Tulip features petals that are flamboyant and dynamic.

Parrot Tulip FantasyThe stems may range anywhere between 12 and 18 inches in height and, in full bloom, the petals open to four or more inches in diameter. Coloring varies widely among the Parrot Tulip. Some of the more common are: yellow, peach, orange, red, purple and white.

Parrot Tulip Orange FavoriteThe various color combinations of the Parrot Tulip are, quite simply, striking, making this flower an excellent choice for gardens, weddings, or, virtually, any special occasion.

Parrot Tulip FantasyThis late-blooming species is, however, quite vulnerable to harsh Spring occurances such as a very heavy rain or strong wind.

Parrot Tulip Orange FavoriteLast, but not least, the Parrot Tulip also poses quite well for any photographer.

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Favorite Flowers – Nymphaeaceae – The Water Lily

Water lilies, of which there exist approximately 70 species, generally live in freshwater, temperate and tropical climates around the world.

They are rooted in soil in water bodies, with leaves and flowers that float on the water surface.

The beautiful flowers are divided into two primary categories: either hardy or tropical.

The hardy water lily can only bloom during the day, but tropical water lilies are able to bloom during the day or at night. Tropicals are also the only group that have blue-flowered plants.

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Favorite Flowers – Tulip – Elegant – Graceful

The Tulip (from the Liliaceae family and genus Tulipa) is originally from Persia and Turkey and brought to Europe in the 16th Century.

Today, Tulips grow virtually planet-wide and enjoy festivals celebrating their elegance and grace.

As with most all flowers, there is symbolism and meaning that has been placed upon the species.

Yellow symbolizes cheerful thoughts
Purple symbolizes royalty
White symbolizes forgiveness
Red symbolizes perfect love

Some say that the velvety black center represents a lover’s heart, darkened by the heat of passion.

Then there are the variegated species…

These represent beautiful eyes

The Tulip serves as the 11th wedding anniversary flower. It is a flower that is simple in design yet beautiful in all aspects.

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