Saturday, March 26, 2011

earth hour, reflections & a giveaway....


today people all around the world are celebrating earth hour at 8:30 pm. for just one hour we can practice one way to conserve energy by taking action against climate change-by simply turning off our lights for one hour. going out this evening? why not unplug everything in your house? ok, maybe not the fridge, but you get the idea! for more inspiration, please check out the 'official earth hour' video below.
I wanted to re-post this photograph in honor of today's earth hour since it is one of the most beautiful hidden gems on long island. 
on a side note, if you'd like to see more reflections or add your own to the mix, please check out james of newtown area photo's wonderful 'weekend reflections' meme. thanks James!

in celebration of today's earth hour, I am giving away a beautiful book by the australian landscape photographer peter lik called, "spirit of america". the weather channel offered this giveaway to help promote mr. liks' new reality tv show. paraphrased from the w.c.,"...the show will follow mr. lik as he travels across america photographing how weather has a unique impact on landscapes in hawaii, alaska and death valley among other off the map places. peter will share his photographs and techniques while searching for the "perfect shot" as he overcomes weather related obstacles.
I thought this might be of interest to people who love nature, photography and a talented photographer willing to share his knowledge. check out the book here, it really is quite beautiful. I am hoping maybe the weather channel will give me one too!

so, if you are interested, please leave a comment here on this post. and if you'd like to follow me, I'd appreciate that too, if you aren't already that is!
I will announce the winner next thursday march 31, the day peter lik's show debuts on the weather channel. good luck everyone!
I love the spirit of this video, the music is perfect too.

31 comments:

Sailor said...

I am turning off my lights too for a change.

Naturedigital said...

Well.. we can try to remember for one hour, what we have done to the earth.
And for the remaining hours of the year, we can continue destroying earth and environment.
Have a nice weekend.
Costas

Vernz said...

Wow, pretty capture... but is the giveaway open to international participants? I'd love to join..

dropping by from the Phils.

Just the Two of US said...

The earth is amazing, and saving it is a huge part of peoples lives and everyone should do something to conserve this wonderful world.


I'm a follower your on my side bar too!
I would love that book!

Babzy said...

very good video and initiative ! we can't continue to waste energy like that !

Babzy said...

and i forget to say thst the book is beautiful ! :)

jocodeane said...

What a gem of a spot indeed.
Reminds me of holidays on Cape Cod and the smell of Coppertone.
I think I will take a nap at 20.30 hrs.:-)

Sérgio Pontes said...

Excelent photo.

I was wondering what happen to Bella, the puppy who is on the left side of your blog?

Regards from Portugal

Marlene said...

My light will be going out.
That is an awesome photo, makes me want to be there.

Hey Harriet said...

What a generous giveaway! If it's open to international folk please do count me in :)

NYC, Style and a little Cannoli said...

please enter me in...neat giveaway and I am a follower! thanx!!

Pat said...

What a gorgeous capture! I love the curve of the shoreline and the sun's reflection on the water. I can just see the photo blown up and framed!

Miss Becky said...

you've captured a truly beautiful scene. though I missed earth hour, no matter. it is in my consciousness. thanks for sharing your beauty.

Joanna said...

Hi Lily,
We also observed earth hour, knowing it is just a token, but thinking and hoping for change. Please enter me for the giveaway.

KaHolly said...

Hi, Lily, I was sure I commented when I stopped by the other day, but must have gotten distracted. It doesn't take much!! What a sweet opportunity! ~karen

Erin from Long Island said...

I love that this year the theme was to extend the hour and raise awareness for the whole year! THis is a great giveaway, thanks!

Lori Skoog said...

Lights out! Another gorgeous photo.

Daryl said...

How did I miss this .. enter me please!

Gloria said...

I must say that this book looks beautiful, and it would be super great if I would be picked (:

sandyandcosmo said...

What a beautiful book, I would love to win!

irishdancer2459 said...

I would love to be entered!
(And I'm a follower!)
irishdancer2459 (@) yahoo (.) com

clavs said...

Why I haven't informed this! I am in anyway. already a follower #222.
clavs

Channal said...

I Love our beautiful planet Tellus... of course we turned off the lights!
Much Love Anna

Roger Owen Green said...

I must say that I fret over what is happening to our planet, and if there is an armageddon, it'll be of our own making.

Alexa said...

What an excellent idea. I was actually in the "city of light" last Saturday (and didn't notice much dimmed). However, since I was not at home, lights were turned off and things unplugged all over the house. Thanks for having this great giveaway, Lily!

Claudio said...

That book is spectacular. The cover picture would be enough to justify the price, probably!

Meegs said...

Oh, wonderful!! He does amazing work.

nettymownetty said...

The giveaway is great. We did turn off the lights during the earth hour. i'm glad that in our little sacrifices, we can help a lot in saving our planet.

I am your new follower by the way :)

monette _ 893 at hotmail dot com

Jacqueline said...

im a new follower! jmmccarr@gmail.com

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

This sounds like a fantastic book! What a wonderful assignment that was for the lucky photographer! Wonderful give away Lily!

I spent a nice earth hour sitting by candle light, reading.

ajlounyinjurylaw said...

Great video, I participated.