Wayzata, Minnesota

Saturday, April 24, 2021

Earth Day and Critters

Today I'm posting to Twin Cities City Daily Photo 


It's all about Earth Day in the Twin Cities and beginning this next month of May City Daily Photo will be honoring, Earth and of course everyday we honor critters everywhere! 

The Earth is What We All Have in Common. Wendell Berry

Speak to the earth and it will teach you.

Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
Albert Einstein

Plant new things.

"There are no passengers on Spaceship Earth. We are all crew." 
Marshall McLuhan

Even in the city things grow freely.

May Peace Prevail on Earth.

When we heal the Earth, we heal ourselves. David Orr
The plain fact is that the planet does not need more successful people,
But it does desperately need more, peacemakers, healers, restores, storytellers, and lovers of every kind.
David Orr

We need those insects!

Teach them when they're young.

Teach us to walk the soft Earth as relatives to all that live.

Sioux Prayer

"There is a pleasure in the pathless woods.
There is a rapture on the lonely shore.
There is society, where none intrudes.
By the deep sea and music in its roar:
I love not man the less. But nature more."

Oh the joys we celebrate on our great frozen 
Lake Harriet in Minneapolis.

There is something strange in the silence of a winter view: Something seems to happen, but nothing happens, as if all reality is frozen. Mehmet Murat ildan 

I believe something does happen in that silence.

The lake
water frozen
covered in snow
winter silence
noiseless steps
cold cheeks
and mittens
for our sake
soothing our soul
in soft resilience.
We're all the better at the lake.
Frozen or not.

Round and round we travel Lake Harriet with this 
 Artsy fun at the lake with a Caterpillar Bicycle! 

The Earth does not belong to man.
Man belongs to the Earth.

Enjoy your journey!

Happy Earth Day 2021 and beyond

each and every single day, 

let's celebrate our Earth.

Thanks so much for visiting and the gift of your comments.

Take good care of you, and stay safe.


eileeninmd said...

Hello Karen

What an awesome post for Earth Day. Wonderful variety of critters. One of my favorite is the doggie hanging out the car window. Great David Orr quote. Beautiful flowers. May peace prevail on Earth. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, enjoy your day! Happy Weekend! PS, thank you for leaving me a comment.

Adam Jones said...

Love the dog hanging out of the car window. Lovely.

Elephant's Child said...

Speak to the earth and LISTEN to the earth and it will teach you. Lessons we all need to hear.
Thank you for another inspirational post.

Shiju Sugunan said...

Great post with beautiful pictures! So many things we can learn from exploring nature.

Cloudia said...

Your beautiful spirit fills my eyes with tears <3

William Kendall said...

Your second shot is my favourite.

Anu said...

Wonderful serie of photos.

RedPat said...

Another wonderful post, Karen! So much to think about.

Jeff said...

Nice quotes. I especially like that you started with Wendell Berry!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Wonderful post for Earth Day Karen, yes I certainly did plant a thing or two.. or three 😉🌱