Saturday, March 28, 2009

Earth Hour 2009

Earth Hour 2009,Earth Hour button observed worldwide on March 28 for one hour starting 8:30 p.m. local time, is in progress!

Posted 9:30 a.m. EDT: The movement began, appropriately enough, in Sydney in 2007 (see the video). My township is throwing an outdoor party in Edgemont Park at 8:00 this evening.

That's a ways off, so howabout a random sock photo to enliven things? This is Kaibashira by Chrissy Gardner, worked in Zarzuela's Fibers Shiny Sheep, colorway DC Sunrise.

Kaibashira singleton

Ironically, it's overcast this morning.

Posted 10:30 a.m. EDT: I'm surprised by the unreasoning vehemence and hyperbolic fear-mongering by some critics of Earth Hour. Of course needful things like navigation beacons and hospitals will continue to function. Of course I'm keeping my refrigerator on. That isn't hypocrisy, just common sense.

Posted 10:00 p.m. EDT: DH started to feel unwell, so we stayed home and I knit on the second Kaibashira by candlelight. Who knew my best only pix of the day would be of knitting! Here's what the socks looked like by daylight.

Kaibashira 2nd sock, daylight

Here's what they looked like, after a bit of knitting, by candlelight. The object in the upper right corner is the candlestick and chimney.

Kaibashira 2nd sock, candlelight

And here's what they looked like by flash. I'm surprised my little digicam has such a powerful flash.

Kaibashira 2nd sock, flash

So that was my Earth Hour 2009.

ETA: An estimated one billion people participated in Earth Hour 2009!

1 comment:

Kim said...

We participated in Earth Hour too. But I didn't take any photos. It was nice to llokout the window and see many dark houses in my hood.
What morons to think that hospitals would shut off power or people would tunr on their frigs. DUH!