Travel theme: Earth

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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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
  • Don’t forget to subscribe to keep up to date on the latest weekly travel themes. Sign up via the email subscription link in the sidebar or RSS.

❤ Ailsa

Happy Earth Day.

About ailsapm

Hi there! I’m Ailsa Prideaux-Mooney. I’ve lived in many places, and travelled to many more. I had a lot of fun getting there and being there, wherever there happened to be at the time. I climbed a castle wall in Czesky Krumlov, abseiled down cliffs to go caving in the west of Ireland, slept on the beach in Paros, got chased by a swarm of bees in Vourvourou (ok that wasn’t fun, but it was exciting), learned flower arranging in Tokyo, found myself in the middle of a riot in Seoul, learned to snowboard in Salzburg, got lost in a labyrinth in Budapest and had my ice cream stolen by a gull in Cornwall. And I’m just getting started. If you’ve enjoyed what you’ve read so far, I’d love you to follow my travelogue - - and remember, anyone who tries to tell you it’s a small world hasn’t tried to see it all.
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48 Responses to Travel theme: Earth

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  3. Sarah says:

    Cheated a little bit on this one as I had already done a post for the Weekly Photo Challenge but here you go:

  4. aj vosse says:

    The earth sustains us… maybe it’s time we cared more for it! Great photos! 😉

  5. Sue says:

    Some great choices, Ailsa!

  6. restlessjo says:

    Fabulous, Ailsa! It’s tulip time here in the UK (albeit damp tulips this morning 🙂 ). I love that Khan guy! He never got it wrong. Happy Saturday!

  7. Miriam says:

    Perfect and absolutely stunning images.

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  10. Mary says:

    I published an Earth Day post, so it fits nicely this week.

  11. Interesting. I thought this was your response to the Photo Challenge, which is the same. 🙂 Your shots are beautiful and since I, like others, already have an “Earth” post, if it isn’t cheating, I’ll include the link:



  12. D. Johnson says:

    Alisa, I LOVE all these photos and the quotes are just perfect! This is my all-time favorite blog post that you have published. Happy Earth Day!

  13. Beautiful post, Ailsa. Also coincides with the same theme for this week’s DailyPost photo challenge.

  14. Beautiful photos. Love the tulips.

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    This blog earned a Bean Pat as blog pic of the day. Check it out at:

  16. Leya says:

    Great gallery for our Planet Earth, Ailsa. I also have a post…but I will make a new one now…

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  19. Tina Schell says:

    Beautiful choices Ailsa – and of course the perfect theme for the week!

  20. Deb Gale says:

    Love the quotes you have chosen to accompany your beautiful pics Ailsa!

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  22. asully98 says:

    Beautiful photos

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  25. travelrat says:

    My contribution at ; hope it’s not too ranty!

  26. jrraj says:

    Hmmm nature loving quite knowledgeable

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  28. Francesca says:

    Like others, I have also posted an earth post this week and it fits nicely with your theme Ailsa. Earth- we only have one!

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  32. Hello Ailsa, I just read this and updated my Earth Day post to include the travel theme.

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  37. Jaspa says:

    During my recent visit to Naples, Italy, we delved beneath the Earth to explore the subterranean aqueduct created by the Greeks and Romans under the city:

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  40. Always enjoy your posts, Ailsa! (Even if I don’t take time to reply from within your website). These photos and the quotes you chose were particularly beautiful. I seldom check this email as it gets flooded with junk mail. Better to use my newer one from Apple…

    I retired at the end of 2016. Yay! It’s still a work in progress, but I am so enjoying the luxury of having time for good stuff…hope to do more traveling…maybe even to Ireland! ..and of course I’m saving my pennies for a visit to my ancestors’ homes in Norway. Trusting that all’s well in your world! Miss your smiles!


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