Bless the Earth

Those who contemplate the beauty of
the earth find reserves of strength
that will endure as long as life lasts.

~Rachel Carlson~

It is a necessary and wholesome thing
for us to turn again to the earth and in
the contemplation of her beauties to

know wonder and humility.

~Rachel Carlson~


Honor the sacred.
Honor the Earth, our Mother.
Honor the Elders.
Honor all with whom we
share the Earth: –

Four-leggeds, two leggeds,
winged ones,
swimmers, crawlers,
plants and rock people
walk in balance and beauty.

~Native American Elder~

The care of the Earth is our most ancient
most worthy, and after all our most pleasing
responsibility.  To cherish what remains of it and

to foster its renewal is our only hope.

~Wendall Berry~

We stand now where two roads diverge.  But unlike
the roads in Robert Frost’s familiar poem, they are
not equally fair.  The road we have long been
traveling is deceptively easy, a smooth super
highway on which we progress with great
speed, but at its end lies disaster.  The other
fork of the road – the one “less traveled by” –
offers our last, our only chance to reach a
destination that assures the
preservation of the earth.

~Rachel Carlson~

Today is Earth Day – a perfect time t0 honor Mother Earth in your own unique and special way.




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2 Responses to Bless the Earth

  1. I don’t know if my comment geot posted, but if it did, i wanted to say again how much i loved the first picture. Where is it from ? my watercolors are anxiously waiting for me to try it!

  2. suellen1234 says:

    I’m not sure exactly where the photo was taken – on one of our hikes – in NM, of course. xxooss,SE

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