NATIONAL AUDUBON DAY
COVID-19 has wrecked havoc around the world, but families and everyday things will be changed forever. Last spring I went walking with my grandchildren and son to enjoy a spring day in the park. This year we can’t as the state of emergency and social distancing remains in effect. Don’t get me wrong. I’m not a supporter of “the yahoos” (as our Premier called them yesterday), that are protesting against social distancing, but I do miss seeing and holding my grandchildren.
The world will be a different place when the restrictions are slowly lifted. I hope my daughter-in-law is right and the first restriction will be that families can see each other. However, I think the governments are more concerned about opening businesses rather than having families re-unite. Texas State Parks have re-opened with social distancing rules remaining. Florida has re-opened their beaches with distancing restrictions that no one is observing or enforcing.
Ontario has decided that community gardens can open with distancing rules designed by local city/municipalities. They finally also realized that snowbirds, who’s permanent address is in a trailer park, can go to their homes. But Provincial and National Park closures have been extended until after May 24, 2020.
In the meantime, the earth is healing as less people are flying and driving. Record numbers of turtles have been observed laying eggs on beaches that people aren’t permitted to go to.