To celebrate Earth Day, a travel theme dedicated to this beautiful planet we share, using some of my favourite quotes coupled with some photos I’ve taken on my travels.
Earth laughs in flowers. – Ralph Waldo Emerson (photo of wildflowers along the Devil’s Elbow trail at Mount St. Helens in Washington)
In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt. — Margaret Atwood (photo of stylish wellies at the Sheep Olympics in Gorey, Ireland)
Nature is painting for us, day after day, pictures of infinite beauty. – John Ruskin (photo of blood red sunset over the sea in Curracloe, Ireland)
Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet, and the winds long to play with your hair. – Kahlil Gibran (photo of a seashell-strewn beach in the Far Rockaways, New York)
Earth is here so kind, that just tickle her with a hoe and she laughs with a harvest. – Douglas William Jerrold (photo from a journey across the US on the Empire Builder)
Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better. – Albert Einstein (photo of a barely-there leaf, autumn at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Reserve in New York)
Trees are the Earth’s endless effort to speak to the listening heaven. – Rabindranath Tagore (photo from the Hall of Mosses in the Hoh Rainforest, Olympic Peninsula)
Are you ready to get down to earth for this week’s travel theme? If you would like to join in (everyone’s welcome!) here’s what to do:
- Create your own post and title it Travel theme: Earth
- Include a link to this page in your post so others can find it too
- Watch out for the next travel theme which will come out next weekend
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Happy Earth Day.