Thursday, April 22, 2010

Earth Day 2010

Today is the 40th anniversary of Earth Day.

It seems to me like the kind of day that needs to be celebrated. It's Mother Earth we are talking about here. Our home planet that houses us and sustains us. It is a part of us as much as we are a part of it. There should be festivals, parades and nature hikes - families spending their time together in communion with this beautiful creation.

Yet there was little mention of this very special day today. No fuss was made. We just carried on regardless.

We, as a family, didn't make much of a fuss either, but spent quite a bit of time outside today, which is where we happened upon this amazing discovery in our garden. The cycle of life and the beauty and complexity of this world that we live in could not be more evident...

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  1. I missed you! And your beautiful pictures.

    I was just thinking that festivals and parades usually create a lot of trash and traffic, so maybe it is the perfect thing to stay home and do nothing but admire nature in your own yard. Maybe that is the greenest thing we can do!

  2. Yes I know what you mean, but, there are ways of celebrating that won't be harmful to the environment. It would be very different from the regular street fair or festival. It just takes a little bit of imagination. Ah, now there is something for me to day dream about.

    I'm thinking a massive tree planting activity. Perhaps an art show or competition for art made of recycled materials. Workshops and demonstrations about everything green. Canoe trips down the river followed by a camp out. Singing and dancing...

    You know, at the very least we should all have the day off from work wouldn't you agree?

  3. Marvins organic Garden has an Earth Day event that looks really cool:

    I think we will go. Anke