Off the Top of my Head

Thank you for visiting today. The last few days I have been riding my ebike and taking pictures. Often as I took these pictures I thought of how I would share them with you via this blog. I hope you like them. – David

I suppose every topic has been discussed on blogs. Here is one of my pet peeves – cigarette butts on beaches.

I totally get that sitting and looking at the view is relaxing and enjoyable. Perhaps even more so with a pipe, or cigarette regardless of the signs saying not to do it. If there are no other people around to be exposed to side-smoke then there would be no harm or little.

However, and this the peeve part, why leave all the butts behind? Do they think they are going to magically disappear or compost? I think I read that butts take 15 years to decompose because they are so processed.

Ignore the sign and have a smoke by yourself but pick up after yourself please smokers !

While we continue the battle on plastics, reports indicate that cigarette butts are the single most littered item in the world, surpassing plastics with 2 billion pounds of butts tossed aside annually.

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/article/cigarettes-story-of-plastic

Here’s a link about Littering & Cigarettes

It’s like someone who has a bottle of something, don’t leave your garbage or worse broken glass behind.

That’s it – peeve expressed but it won’t change anything. Oy vey.

Not all paths are paved, but many are still worth visiting.

One TV series I have enjoyed both on TV and on Netflix is Murdock Mysteries. This series along with “Still Standing” are ones I often recommend.

One character from Murdock’s Mysteries inspired today’s word of the day which is ” Bollocks “. – In the right circumstances you would use the term “bollocks” to express: contempt, annoyance or defiance.

Your assignment: Use today’s Word of the Day ! and don’t explain what it means, let them look it up.

I can only wish my feeder would have so many visitors.

It’s a terrible thing, I think, in life to wait until you are ready. I have this feeling now that actually no one is ever ready to do anything. There is almost no such thing as ready. There is only now. And you may as well do it now. Generally speaking, now is as good as time as any.

Hugh Laurie

Once again, thanks for stopping by – your ideas and feedback are welcome. β™₯ – David

About dfolstad58

I live in the South Okanagan. BC. I enjoy reading, exercise, toastmasters. spending time with my son, my daughter, & her husband , and my patient wife. I try to respond personally to every comment on my blog, and in this way I hope to get to know my readers a little bit and and am able to thank readers for their encouragement on what they liked and suggestions on what they would like to see me try in order to improve.
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25 Responses to Off the Top of my Head

  1. Agree, cigarette butts on the beaches and pathways is disruptive and disrespectful to the beauty of the landscape. Love all the pictures David, especially the hummingbirds! You inspired me to dust off my bike and go for a ride! All my best, C

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  2. LA says:

    Bollocks I hate butts anywhere! Grosses me out

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  3. simplywendi says:

    Completely agree……….I was blessed to be able to walk a beach along Lake Michigan last week and the amount of cig butts made me really pissed! Many were right next to a trash can.

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  4. Bob Smith says:

    ItҀ™s all a matter of perspective, be glad you are on the right side of the ground so someone can take your picture. Nice to see you spending time with your son. Take care bob

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  5. Beautiful photos, Dave, and I also hate to see cigarette butts abandoned anywhere!

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  6. restlessjo says:

    Yes, I’ll agree with you on all of that. And now is definitely as good a time as any. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ And how lovely to have a happy smiley son at your side.

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  7. Sandra J says:

    Very good post, I agree, I see so many plastics laying about. It is not that hard to take it with you back out, being you took the time to bring it in. Makes no sense to me. Wonderful quote also, waiting until you are ready is like saying “Someday”, somedays are just another word for, it will never happen. Live Life in the Moment πŸ™‚

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  8. I’m a big fan of Murdoch Mysterious as well David! The person you heard “Bollacks” from would of been Inspector Brackenreid (Thomas Craig).
    They film it down around my home town of Peterborough.
    They should increase the cost of cigs so that one can bring back butts and get money!

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