Saturday, March 14, 2009

Dear Children -

The area in Louisiana along the Gulf Coast is full of birds and animals. In the last few days I've seen herons, egrets, spoonbills, pelicans, gulls, hawks, vultures, parakeets and cardinals. I've seen turtles, nutrias, snakes, rabbits, and possums. The first photo shows me at a rookery where across the water I could see thousands of birds roosting in the cypresses. Later when I was walking along the beach I found some dark grey mud that felt like clay, so I made a little bowl and filled it with shells. Do you love shells as much as I do? I can hardly walk along the beach without picking up all the beautiful shells I find, even the broken ones.

This part of the United States, all along the Gulf Coast, is where the worst hurricanes hit. Katrina, Rita, and Ike, are all hurricanes that destroyed many homes, schools, stores and restaurants, tore down fences, walls and bridges, and damaged many roads and highways. I imagine that many animals and birds also lost their homes and the places that they were used to hunting and finding their food. Global warming is making the hurricanes stronger and more frequent. So this is one more reason for us to do everything we can to stop global warming. 

From Nana Greta


Christina said...

I really like the pictures you put on this blog nana greta, i like the pictures of the sea shells the most!!!


Sofia said...

Dear Mom,
I love the little bowl you made out of the clay earth. I also think you might want to post the photos of the beginning of your walk (Route 11 photos) for the children to see. They are really neat.
I hope you have a great walk today!!!
Love, Sofia

PaulGennetti said...

If theres to much radiation in the world will godzilla unleash!!!!!!!!!!!!!! From Paul To Nanagreta

Anonymous said...

Dear Nana Greta,
Its me Xavier I'm just wondering when your in Maine I want to know if you pass a house with the name Serret on it can you say I said hi.

Christina said...

I want you to know you are very lucky to go to diffrent states in the U.S and to become a hero!!!!!!!!!!

- Christina

P.S Im at school right now

Anonymous said...

Dear, nana greta
Yes I love sea shells.I like them beacuose they have diffrent colors and shape's and sizes.I even collect them.So do my brothers.

Anonymous said...

Dear Nana Greta,
Why did you want to start at Louisiana instead of Los Angeles because you can get more people to stop GLOBAL WARMING?

Greta said...

Hello all of you -
Thanks for your comments.
Jose I., I agree that Los Angeles would have been a longer walk and more people. Maybe I'll do that next.
Alasdair and Christina, I'm glad you share my love for seashells.
Paul, I don't know about godzilla... Not my expertise. Like your sense of humor.
Xavier - Don't know if I'll make it to Maine, but if I do I keep an eye open for 'Serret.'

Love, Nana Greta