Weekly Photo Challenge: EARTH!

I plan to celebrate Earth Day 2017 by helping the conservation foundation I work for plant 5500 trees on 11 acres of land that has been farmed for a long time. White oak, pin oak, red oak and shagbark hickory seedlings will be growing up around monarch and pollinator meadows for years to come. Eventually, the area will resemble more closely the hardwood forests of the area prior to European settlement.

I think a lot about the impact of the human race on our planet. 

I am trying to have a harmonious relationship with the Earth. It’s not easy. So much was put into place before I was born. I feel locked into an abusive and foregone conclusion. I greatly admire those who break out of that and live courageously and radically “off the grid”. I do what I can, beginning with raising my own awareness and spending more time listening and observing. 

How do you get to know a planet? It’s a complex organism. So many moving parts…

And I have been deeply moved. You too?


Earth

14 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: EARTH!

  1. Deeply moved, yes, and every day…
    Thank you for your participation in planting trees! One of the greatest rewards, I find. We did the same here on Holbox: went with the local eco-friendly group to clean up the streets and went planting seeds of the local palm tree to reforest the island. The kids of the group were so happy!
    (Post to come on the blog soon)

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