Sunday, April 19, 2009

to celebrate Earth Day

There are Earth Day celebrations everywhere I go. I love living at a time when people are coming together to understand, celebrate, and protect the interconnectedness of each precious life on planet Earth. Here are some of the most wonderful photographers I've found recently. Each honors the life around them by their precise attention. And the last is an excerpt from the poetry diva Mary Oliver.


From Mary Oliver, the Summer Day:

I don't know exactly what a prayer is.
I do know how to pay attention, how to fall down
into the grass, how to kneel in the grass,
how to be idle and blessed, how to stroll through the fields,
which is what I have been doing all day.
Tell me, what else should I have done?
Doesn't everything die at last, and too soon?
Tell me, what is it you plan to do
With your one wild and precious life?


  1. What a great way to commemorate Earth Day. Very moving :).

  2. Thanks- you inspire me every time I see your work.

  3. Wonderful writing to go along with these visual treats. I'm honored to be a part of it. Thanks Lee.

  4. A picture says a thousand thank you X 1,000!

  5. One of my favorite Mary Oliver lines that last one there. What a question to ask of yourself each and every day we wake up, don't you think?

    And on Earth Day, it is wonderful to sit down amongst the flowers and take in the wonderful beauty and the scents.