What an Earth Day morning I’ve had…nothing short of miraculous!!
I apparently woke myself up before daylight fretting about how I could respond to the WordPress Photo Challenge this week. The topic this week is Earth, perfect given today is such a special day, but overwhelming in it’s vast and endless possibilities. As is often the case, I just can’t choose one picture! So here is a photo journal in honor of Earth Day.
I love photographing plant life!
I am thrilled with landscape shots, especially mountains
Sunrise and sunset are, in my opinion, Natures purest art form, and it’s a brand new canvas every day!
I love animals, especially birds.
Don’t even get me started on water. Ahh, the ocean…
All of these things seem to capture Earth for me…
I thought I might do this post about the pair of Bald Eagles that have been hanging out in my tree for the last 3 weeks. They were there with me this morning for 2 hours during a stunning Earth Day sunrise…
But, I have been collecting photos in a particular and slightly odd category for quite a while, just waiting for the right “topic” to inspire me to post some of them. Today seems like the day.
It started with a very powerful waking dream one afternoon. In my non-chemically altered state (I promise) I became a native inhabitant of the Northwest, maybe 200 years ago. Here’s what I dreamed.
One day I was simply enjoying the afternoon sky when all of a sudden I saw a strange narrow white cloud, shooting a perfect line across the bright blue expanse. It was moving rapidly and though quite pointed at the front end, it spread out into thicker rows of tiny clouds, all in a straight-ish line. I thought this must be a special message from Father Sky and wondered if I was supposed to find a man to interpret. And then I knew…Father Sky and Mother Earth were one in the same…both identically important and equally powerful. Even more significant, that one could not provide it’s individual sustenance to and for EARTH without the other. Different, but equal. Differing, but the same. Separate, but connected.
When I shook myself out of my revery, all I could think of was that Contrails did not exist back then and if one had streaked across the sky, how in the world would it have been explained by any who had witnessed one? Can you imagine? What would you have thought???
Maybe this doesn’t seem like an Earth Day post to you but there you have it.
Happy Earth Day to all and don’t give up.
13 thoughts on “Earth for WPC 4/18/17”
yeah…Earth is an odd place to live…but beautiful sometimes! Love the snowy mountain, the sunset with palms. Who doesn’t love an eagle…
This is an incredible post Kathie. I’m so glad you persisted through the computer problems. Beautiful photos and text. And I learned what contrails are! That word is new to me.
Great collection of photos. I saw a 🐿 In there which is not a bird?
My tribute to cute, though irritating animals, I guess.
And its why we love them…….
What an amazing sky! All of your pictures are stunning, but the sky is truly magnificent.
Thanks Marilyn. WHich “sky” do you mean? My two favorites are the silvery one with the eagle flying by and that strange sunset with the orange-y vertical streak. I had fun with this post although a lot of wordpress interference during the process (wouldn’t save, couldn’t edit, deleted some pictures, etc.)
I like the contrails and the photographs very much!
One query: in the native northwest dream, “one in the same”. The grammarist agrees with me that “one and the same” makes more sense: http://grammarist.com/usage/one-in-the-same/
Wow I never knew that! Thanks so much. ( I keep saying it the new way and now both sound strange! Seriously, not altered here, but that day dream was certainly an alternate experience!)
nice….now translate into Navajo, heh…