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Monday, April 25, 2016

Just A Few Seeds ..

Hello my dear friends,

I was very touched recently when I recently watched a short video on YouTube that General Mills Canada, who makes Honey Nut Cheerios, had made.

 It is a very touching video about animals that were in need and that were rescued by some amazing people. It brought tears to my eyes. It is so nice to see that there are still people out there that go out of their way to save an animal's life, but did you know that every single one of us can help?

I don't know if you have heard the story of why the bee is missing on the box of Honey Nut Cheerios here in Canada. It is due to the fact that millions of honey bees are dying and not just in Canada, but all over the world. It might not seem so but if we have no more bees, we, the people of this earth are all in BIG trouble. (If you would like to know more, just google 'life without bees'.)

The shortest and very basic explanation that can be found on the internet is the following  ...

"Bees perform a task that is vital to the survival of agriculture ... pollination. In fact, one third of our global food supply is pollinated by bees. Simply put, bees keep plants and crops alive. Without bees, humans wouldn't have very much to eat."

At the end of the video there is a message that calls for everyone to try and plant wildflowers to help the bee population recover. General Mills Canada are asking people to help plant millions of wildflowers as soon as possible.

And this is where we all, (no matter where you live) can help, and it doesn't take much at all.

For less than it costs for a cup of coffee or a doughnut you can already do your part.
All each one of us has to do, is to buy a packet of wildflower seeds and go 'plant' them. It could be in your garden or just go for a walk in a park or down a nice street, anywhere really. As you walk drop your seeds in the grass, in a mud puddle or just on top of some soil and that is it. The sun and rain will do the rest hopefully. 

If you all share this post and each one of us plants 10 seeds and this message continues to get spread further around the world, we will hopefully help save some very important tiny creatures from disappearing off of the face of this earth. They depend on us, but even more so, we depend on them.

So please share this post and buy a packet of seeds and do your little part to make this world a better place and save a stunning little creature!

I have bought mine already.

I am planning to head out on a walk soon and plant them in the park down the street.

I have also created the special button that will be living on my right sidebar ...

... and best of all you can grab it if you wish and share it on your blog so this becomes a big thing. Maybe we all will be able to make a small impact on this issue.

I would love to hear from you and where you have planted your wildflower seeds.

Thank you for taking the time to visit me here today at Todolwen. It is always so nice when you do.

I hope you are well my dear friends and life is treating you kind.

Have a peaceful and creative day.


  1. Hallo Karen!
    I've bought already flower seeds, because in Austria we are very concerned about the bees die.
    I hope many people will follow our doing.

  2. In Texas, we're very proud and protective of our wildflowers. The roadsides and pastures are incredibly beautiful during the 6 weeks or so that the flowers bloom most profusely. Almost everyone puts off mowing their grass until after the bluebonnets bloom out. You'll often see yards with little patches of tall grass scattered around the mown part -- the owners are leaving the bluebonnets to grow until they've gone to seed.

    I wish I knew how to post pics here. I have some beautiful pics that I took around where I live.

  3. What a powerful woman you are Karen!

    Hugs Ines♥

  4. brilliant! I'll be picking up my seeds this weekend - I walk a lot on weekends-perfect time to do this!

  5. I guess I am doing my part with the bees....we have loads of them in our yard enjoying the Honeysuckle tree and other plants....they never bother us either.

  6. Karen this post inspired me to buy a large bag of wildflower seeds, thank you for sharing your thoughts on this subject. You remind us that we can help. It's so sad what's happening to our bees. :(

  7. I've seen the ad campaign for this on tv and thought it was a wonderful thing - the world needs this!! How I wish we still had a garden so I could plant some. I might just buy some anyway and they might just leak out of my pocket onto some public flower beds that need some brightening up.