Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Happy Earth Day

“Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.” —John Muir

Happy Earth Day! 
“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you…” 
— John Muir naturalist, author, and early advocate of preservation of wilderness.
Every day we must tenderly care for our Mother Earth

When we speak of nature it is wrong to forget that we are ourselves a part of nature. We ought to view ourselves with the same curiosity and openness with which we study a tree, the sky or a thought, because we too are linked to the entire universe.
~ Henry Matisse
Earth Day: Today & Every Day
"When we say the Earth has created life, we know it's only possible because she contains within herself the whole cosmos. Just as the Earth is not only the Earth, so too we are not only human. We have the Earth and the whole cosmos within us. We are made of the sun. We are made of the stars. Touching this true nature of reality, we can transcend the dualistic view that the cosmos is something greater than ourselves or different from ourselves."
—Thích Nhất Hạnh, from "Love Letter to the Earth"

Yosemite National Park

Earth facts for Earth Day:
* The Earth moves faster than a speeding bullet. A rifle bullet travels 1-2 km/sec...The Earth travels at about 30 km/sec (18 miles/sec)!
* The Earth is the biggest of the terrestrial planets in our solar system. Meaning it's rocky, as opposed to a Jupiter-like gas planet.

* Earth has something no other planet we know of has: a lot of water on the surface. It’s about 71 percent water by area, dominated by the Pacific Ocean, which covers 60 million square miles of the surface. That’s nearly a third of the planet.
Thanks to The Slate for the facts!
As read on the John Tesh site on Facebook  

Earth Day
I am the Earth
And the Earth is me.
Each blade of grass,
Each honey tree,
Each bit of mud,
And stick and stone
Is blood and muscle,
Skin and bone.

And just as I
Need every bit
Of me to make
My body fit,
So Earth needs
Grass and stone and tree
And things that grow here

That’s why we
Celebrate this day.
That’s why across
The world we say:
As long as life,
As dear, as free,
I am the Earth
And the Earth is me. ~Jane Yolen


"The number one skill in life is not giving up."— Bryant McGill

Very good speech

We Do Not Inherit the Earth from Our Ancestors; We Borrow It from Our Children

A dream is a wish your heart makes

I love Asia
May we be blessed this Earth Day with the delights of the earth.
May we treasure and care for them as an endangered child.
May we spend time with the earth relishing it's beauty.
May we sing songs in adoration of our earth.
May we dance and laugh for JOY.
For our earth is worth saving and loving
and holding dear to our hearts.
Beautiful words from my online friends blog
Delights of the Heart
Link in the sidebar

Korean older homes

"Bom" 봄 which means spring! in Korean

Soon Logan will be 3 this pictures melts my heart
and surely makes me realize how fast the years go by

My Son in New Zealand
My family is my piece of Heaven on Earth

Rudyard Kipling
f you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:
If you can dream — and not make dreams your master;
If you can think — and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools:
If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: “Hold on!”
If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with Kings — nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And — which is more — you’ll be a Man, my son!


  1. Happy Earth Day Jeanne ~ you create the loveliest posts!
    Logan is getting so big ~ he is adorable ♥

  2. Blessings my lovely friend

  3. Hi Jeanne,

    You have shared such a lovely post and photos - thank you
    Happy Earth day to you dear friend and hope you are enjoying the week

  4. Much love and many blessings
    Thank you for your visits
    Love Jeanne

  5. Much love and many blessings
    Thank you for your visits
    Love Jeanne