life : happy earth day!


music : sounds of nature

hello, hello! happy earth day and happy birthday to my brother! one thing we try to do to be environmentally-conscious is hold on to technology even though it might not be perfect. the transistor radio i use all the time has seen better days. it's been dropped many times. when the station changer came undone scott didn't realize there was a screw underneath the rechargeable batteries, so he literally tore it in half. it's held together with an elastic band, now. a new one would cost just $10, but this one still works. all of our parts aren't as sparkly and new as they once used to be, but we're still useful.

the volcano in iceland shows that nature will persevere and so will the little periwinkle creeping through the crack in a man-made wall. enjoy your day and celebrate our wonderful planet, every day!

xo, cindy

ps now, having said all of that, i still like new toys, just not too many of them. as mentioned last week, i checked out the ipad and it is really gorgeous, but i'm old school and love a keyboard and a cover. the mini laptop designed by tord boontje with the environment in mind is also gorgeous and half the price. i love the customer review by snapshot - second one down.

12 comments:

Krissy said...

happy earth day to you, happy birthday cindy's brother :)

the mini laptop is something I haven't seen before. interesting...

darling savage said...

hey, it's my brother's birthday today too! he's used to grumble about sharing it with Earth Day but now I think he appreciates it a little more. :)

Candi said...

Happy Earth Day! I was going to post a cute pic of the pups today, but I posted Lucy instead for you :) Hope you have a good day! Happy bday to your bro!

My name is PJ. said...

I adore that little periwinkle! What a cool shot!

Bella Sinclair said...

Happy birthday and happy earth day! Hey, that rhymes.

Oh, love your rubberbanded radio. Much more history to it, I say. And grow, little flower, grow!

Grace@PoeticHome said...

It's funny but I like all my items a little worn in...it's like they are personalized to my life :) Your transistor radio is perfect as long as it plays the radio!

P.S. All your beautiful flower and garden posts have put me in such a good mood!

Joyce said...

Cindy this little radio brought memories back. I still have one similiar in its leather case I received as a young girl. Hmmm... if it really does rain this weekend I just might have to go through a box or two to unpack it!xo

Megan Coyle said...

Happy Earth Day and Happy Birthday to your brother! lovely image of the flower growing out of the wall - you've nailed the idea that nature will persevere with this image.

aimee said...

i love that you have a transistor radio! we just got rid of our ancient TV last week... and it finally gave. i couldn't tell you how old it is if i tried!

Megan Walker said...

Cindy, what an *awesome* post! I still remember how much I loved the smell of a new transistor radio when I would unwrap on occasionally under the Christmas tree :) How cool you've KEPT one - and My parts aren't as sparkly and new as they used to be either, but I'm still useful for the most part :)

And *LOVE* the little periwinkle's "can do" attitude!!!

Have a wonderful weekend my friend! xoxo

Rachel Follett said...

I am the same way. I always try to fix it before buying a new one. Its more fun that way anyways! :)

Bri said...

Happy Earth Day! I love that you have a transistor radio.