Sunday Musings #59

It seems to me that the natural world is the greatest source of excitement; the greatest source of visual beauty; the greatest source of intellectual interest. It is the greatest source of so much in life that makes life worth living.

– David Attenborough


Today is World Environment Day. It is celebrated every year on 5 June to raise global awareness to take positive environmental action to protect nature and the planet Earth.

David Attenborough’s quote sums up how I feel about the natural world. I have been watching his nature programmes since I was a kid. He has just turned 90, but his enthusiasm and love of the natural world has never waned. He continues to inspire and awe us all, while educating us on well known and unknown plant and animal species. always with something new to offer.

I was so lucky to attend a lecture given by Sir David, here in Cape Town, six years ago. He was just as charming, intelligent and well-spoken as seen on his TV programmes.Β It is something I will treasure for ever.



17 thoughts on “Sunday Musings #59

  1. Genie

    Thank you for letting us know that today is World Environment Day, now, more than ever (because people didn’t pay attention to the environment, thus, the consequences of the neglect are scree highly obvious), this is the most important issue — the environment.

    David Attenborough, has helped the good earth with his most informative documentaries, environmentalists are Heros. πŸ™‚

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    1. scifihammy Post author

      Steve also had that gift for passing on his excitement and delight with the natural world.
      I don’t know who could possibly step into David’s shoes when he goes.


  2. Laura

    Yes, I am also going to celebrate outdoors. We have a sunny day and maybe I will find some nice flowers to photograph. How special to see a lecture in person by David Attenborough.

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    1. scifihammy Post author

      Thank you so much. πŸ˜€
      Yeah I did have a funny one lined up for today, but when I realised what day it was, I had to quote David instead. πŸ™‚
      Enjoy your day out in nature – We’ve also got sun today. πŸ™‚

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