I spent Earth Day in the best possible way, elbow deep in dirt, working the soil and sowing seeds. As I was preparing a small vegetable patch, I spotted a wild rabbit just a few feet away watching my progress with keen interest and cheeky bravado. I may have to plant a few extra lettuces just in case.
Now the light has gone and I am back indoors nursing a piping hot cuppa, I thought I would rustle up a few of my favourite earthy quotes coupled with some of my travel shots to round off this Earth Day. I hope you enjoy them.
Earth laughs in flowers. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
I think having land and not ruining it is the most beautiful art that anybody could ever want to own. ~Andy Warhol
What we are doing to the forests of the world is but a mirror reflection of what we are doing to ourselves and to one another. ~Mahatma Gandhi
To see a world in a grain of sand
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
And eternity in an hour. ~William Blake
Here is your country. Cherish these natural wonders, cherish the natural resources, cherish the history and romance as a sacred heritage, for your children and your children’s children. Do not let selfish men or greedy interests skin your country of its beauty, its riches or its romance. ~Theodore Roosevelt
Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better. ~Albert Einstein
Only when the last tree has died, and the last river has been poisoned, and the last fish has been caught, will we realize that we cannot eat money. ~Cree Indian proverb
There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,
There is a rapture on the lonely shore,
There is society, where none intrudes,
By the deep sea, and music in its roar:
I love not man the less, but Nature more. ~Lord Byron
The world is big and I want to have a good look at it before it gets dark. ~John Muir
Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot,
Nothing is going to get better. It’s not. ~Dr. Seuss
Happy Earth Day 2014. How did you spend your day?