Hooking up a Reef

There’s half a planet between me and the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. I haven’t had a chance yet to visit that fascinating continent. However, I have snorkeled in Thailand before, and have thus experienced first-hand the overwhelmingly amazing, colorful, magical life of the ocean. It made me feel like a big clumsy oaf, floating among those graceful creatures  – that may have had something to do with the fact that I was 6 months pregnant at the time also. But it did make me feel humble and grateful to be there, and I have fond memories of a tiny yellow fish that swam next to me all across the bay. He was the precise shade of my diving goggles, and probably thought I was one hot big mama ;-)…

Anyway, I was recently told about a bit of Crochet Activism for Great Barrier Reef. It links back to the awesome hyperbolic crochet art/science project I wrote about before in one of my first posts, mathematician and co-creator Dr Margaret Wertheim’s TED talk on the subject. So the German branch of the WWF are trying to bring attention to the dying of the Reef also, by creating their own similar project, and I was glad to be able to contribute these sea shells: IMG_2359_2 IMG_2360

If you’re quick, you can still participate, they’re asking people to donate their contributions by the end of next week. Should have shared this here before, but as I said in my last post, my shoulder – and a great deal of very difficult honorary work at my son’s school – kept me away from Blogland. You can also sign an online petition to the UNESCO if you feel as do I that this particularly spectacular piece of our planet needs saving – it’s on the WWF link above.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to get back on the horse, so to speak, to deal with the ups and downs of a hot Texan stuntman’s love life ;-). Does that mean I’ve traveled the whole world in one little blog post…? Gotta love the Internet.

Take care and enjoy your weekend!

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