As this is Earth Day today and I am passionate about these precious resources that have been gifted to us, I find this to be the perfect post from the multi-talented, beautiful spirit Lisa.
The more educated our species becomes, the more we seem to distance ourselves from Mother Nature. We poke and prod her as we extract oil and gases from her bowels, and we grind away mountains in search of precious metals or coal or even rocks and boulders. We harvest her majestic timbers and desecrate vast acreages for crops and pastures. Pesticides taint the air that we breathe, the food that we eat and trickle into the ecosystem. Plastics pollute our waters and are belched back onto the no-longer pristine shoreline. Sand Mining destroys marine life and accelerates beach erosion.
Most of us are aware of the problems, but how many of us are speaking up or trying to find a way to make a positive difference? Living near the Pacific Ocean, I witness the destructive forces of the high tides, which seem to be gobbling more and…
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19 thoughts on “Earth Day – April 22, 2013”
Great post! I like that the quotes that Lisa inserted go very well with the photos. Hope you had a great Earth Day.
You too Joan. 🙂
Thank you, Joan, for your kind words! I hope that the day was good to you! Lisa
Wonderful pictures and quotes! Thank you for sharing!
My favorite quotes:
“That man is richest whose pleasures are cheapest” Thoreau
“Only in a quiet mind is adequate perception of the world.” Margolius
“The best remedy…..is to go outside.” Anne Frank
Lisa chose some awesome quotes for Earth Day. 🙂
thank you so much for sharing this with your readers, who are already adding some lovely feedback! as i sit in the window seat of my perch over the river, the pelicans croak, the ibis whimper, the cormorants squawk, and the herons and egrets contribute such a cacophony that the entire symphony sounds like the opening soundtrack to a prehistoric movie! i am so lucky to live immersed in such a rich ecosystem, and that life keeps me in tune with what’s right as well as what’s going wrong.
i hope that one day your travels bring you to this same perch; the birds will continue rehearsing their songs until the day they perform for you! hank you again.
I can hardly wait! 🙂
“Nature is not our enemy, to be raped and conquered. Nature is ourselves, to be cherished and explored.”
― Terence McKenna….love it!
As Paul and I travel more and more, we understand and respect the beauty of nature and the importance of keeping it safe. The article was wonderful. The photos outstanding.
Protecting the gifts we have been given, we feel, is our responsibility. I do believe many who travel connect more with this concept.
Thank you, Marsha, for your kind words. Our planet is truly beautiful, and I think you are right – traveling opens our eyes to the beauty that’s around us. Gracias! Lisa
Lisa is a true champion of this earth 🙂
Yes she is. 🙂
19 of your dear readers found their way to my blog thanks to you! muchas grrrrrrrrrracias!
My pleasure Z. So glad to hear they got a chance to see your awesome talent. 🙂
Thanks, LuAnn… that was ever so lovely! The Michael Chrichton quote was the one that touched me the most deeply. I think I’ll add it to my Quotes page. Thanks for sharing this!
I am so pleased you reblogged Lisa’s post. I absolutely loved it, for all the obvious reasons LuAnn. I wish that there were more people like yourself, Terry and Lisa who view every day as earth day (as it should be) and live your lives that way, thank you for sharing and passing along, my friend! 🙂
My pleasure Penny. 🙂
Lu, thanks so much for the link to the slide show what a wonderful and thought provoking way to celebrate Earth Day.
Lisa is such a great steward of this beautiful place we call home. 🙂