Tuesday, April 01, 2008

earth hour

Saturday night at 8:00pm, we turned off all the electrical gadgets in our home, lit some candles and bundled up for an hour in the dark filled with backgammon, beer and puzzle-making. What made this evening even more significant was that approximately 2 hours earlier, this happened:Hail falling upon our balcony after the Spring Equinox

And that was just the beginning. For the next 3 hours, the weather shifted back and forth from hail to rain and even snow. Here is some scientific proof for all the naysayers that Climate Change, a symptom of a bigger problem, doesn't exist.

Mike and I had a great time Saturday night. After cooking a huge dinner, we cleaned up our mess, poured ourselves a beer and settled onto the couch. The scene was set.
...for Backgammon... ....puzzle-making (from the Kindersurprise I received from my Easter Bunny).... ...and hanging out with the cats, all bundled up.

I had such a great time, I forgot what the original purpose of the evening was. And although I'm sure that Mike and I were only 2 of the many Vancouverites that actually participated in Earth Hour, it really felt as if we were the only two people who awake and aware at that moment.


LaDitsterNo1 said...

you used a camera during earth hour?! scandal!!

She appears composed said...

I know - how awful!

By the way, do I know you? (No profile pops up when I click on your username)