Posts Tagged ‘Weekly Photo Challenge: Earth’

Happy Wednesday!  Spring has arrived in northern Illinois, bringing me much joy (and a fair bit of rain as well.)  Flowers, both wild and domestic, are blooming, trees are budding, birds are Tweeting…or maybe tweeting.

The Weekly Photo Challenge theme this week is “Earth“, in celebration of Earth Day. My recent trip to Yosemite National Park with our older daughter showed us some unbelievable views of one glorious section of earth. I shared this photo on my blog during my posts about Yosemite, but it’s the perfect vehicle to convey the stunning beauty of one tiny area of earth, so I hope those of you who have already seen it will enjoy it again.

It may be easy to think that we need to preserve areas such as these, but in truth, every bit of earth has the potential to be beautiful, whether through scenery, use, or both.  Let us each find the corners we can preserve and improve and work towards those ends.

© janet m. webb 2017

I’m not here to argue about what’s been done to the earth, whether or not there is climate change or, if there is, how bad it is or whether it can be reversed, or to deny that earth, or at least parts of it, are suffering.  There have been droughts, massive storms (tropical or winter), fires, whether man-made or not.   I agree that we have to do what we can, not only to prevent further devastation but to begin to help the earth heal, although there’s much disagreement as to how this can best be done.  But as this photo shows, earth can be remarkably resilient.  For that, I’m thankful every day.

© janet m. webb 2016