Tar Sands Destruction

Canada September 2012

Canada is a beautiful country, with stunning scenery and some of the most spectacular trees I have ever had the pleasure to see.

I visited Canada last September…here I am in Ontario, not far from North Bay.

Canada is, at present, extracting oil from Tar Sands, oil that will be piped into the US via the Keystone XL Pipeline.

It breaks my heart to think that any part of this extraordinarily beautiful country should be sacrificed to the greed of those who (would happily) see Mother Earth so destroyed.

I have posted a link to some basic info about this…

http://ran.org/what-are-tar-sands

Front door at Bealtaine CottageToday has been disturbingly hot.

I don’t tolerate this extreme of heat well, so most of my chores were done this morning, very early and this evening as the day cools into night.

Potager beds at Bealtaine CottageAll that we do on this small, sacred, little planet is all connected, all the good and all the bad.

Rambling Roses at Bealtaine CottageAs a gardener and tender of the Earth, I can state quite categorically, that the weather systems are more extreme and unpredictable.

Raised Potager bedsCause and effect…we are having an effect for sure!

The Lodge at Bealtaine CottageAs I boil the kettle on the rocket stove, fired with dried willow left over from basket making, I remember Canada.

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The Rocket stove…

5 thoughts on “Tar Sands Destruction

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  2. How lovely to see you!
    I was thinking of these words written by George Harrison, this morning and then I came to see your blog:
    We were talking about the space between us all
    And the people who hide themselves behind a wall of illusion
    Never glimpse the truth, then it’s far too late, when they pass away
    We were talking about the love we all could share
    When we find it, to try our best to hold it there with our love
    With our love, we could save the world, if they only knew

    Try to realise it’s all within yourself
    No one else can make you change
    And to see you’re really only very small
    And life flows on within you and without you

    We were talking about the love that’s gone so cold
    And the people who gain the world and lose their soul
    They don’t know, they can’t see, are you one of them?

    When you’ve seen beyond yourself then you may find
    Peace of mind is waiting there
    And the time will come when you see we’re all one
    And life flows on within you and without you

    Love and blessings x

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    • George Harrison was an incredible singer, songwriter and musician…but most of all he was a deeply spiritual man. I miss him!
      Thanks for reminding me and everyone else what a lovely man he was X

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  3. Thanks for making known as widely as possible the disaster that is ‘our’ Tar Sands. Those in power (neoCons), and those who would like to be, keep telling us it’s because we ‘need jobs’ (wage-slavery) and the economy must constantly grow. This is madness. What we do to the earth, we do to the people and other sentient being of the earth. Glad you got to see Canada not yet totally wrecked.

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