I have mixed feelings about Earth Day.
While I am glad that we have a day devoted to celebrating this magnificent planet that gives us so much, it bothers me to see headlines like “How to go eco-friendly for Earth Day!” or “Be Green to Celebrate Earth Day!” Let’s be real- Earth works overtime for us. It gives us everything- a home, food, water, and incredible beauty to boot. What I’m trying to say is this: please remember that we live here forever and always, so being green and respectful of the planet shouldn’t be a holiday, but the everyday.
Jules Renard said, “On earth there is no heaven, but there are pieces of it.” Just a sampling of what I think some of these pieces might be:
Sorrento Back Beach, Australia
Wisteria Tunnel, Kawachi Fuji Garden, Japan
Northern Lights, Alaska
Silica Pond, Iceland
Lake Champlain, Vermont
Jackson Hole, Wyoming
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And to finish off, a picture taken in France in 1980 by my mother. I found it amongst others this past weekend and fell in love with them all. An appreciation for nature runs in the family!
“The human spirit needs places where nature has not been rearranged by the hand of man.” - Anonymous