"Art does not reproduce the visible, it makes things visible in the first place."

Paul Klee, 1879-1940

Monday, April 22, 2013

Earth Day 2013

Thank you, Mother Earth, for your myriad blessings.  I stand in awe and gratitude.  How amazing are these gifts of yours to us!

Warm, soft air.  With a view.

Tiny gift packages that open to reveal lovely jewels.

Plant a seed: lettuce!              
Or chard.

Or kale. 
Or don't plant a seed...something jumps up anyway!

Aphids? Whoosh! Here come the ladybugs. Nature's insecticide.

How do they know?  Was there a ladybug news bulletin?  And just look at those perfectly placed polka dots!

Tomato forest.  Time to transplant.

There are even ballerinas in Nature.
And basking dinosaurs.

Fields of perfume

...and bits of sunshine


...at our feet.

Something so magical about...

...the sky through branches of  a tree.

Surprises tucked everywhere

...if we only open our eyes to see.

And, maybe my own hair isn't so wild after all.

 I hope everyone gets a chance to go outside and celebrate the planet today.  Whatever the temperature or the location, there are gifts for the taking everywhere we look!  Happy Earth Day!