Tuesday, April 22, 2014

CELEBRATE THE EARTH

 TODAY is a day to celebrate our wonderful Earth and wanted to share a coupe of shots that I took last year up in the Montanna mountains.  Several years ago, there was a large fire near and in Glacier National park which  damaged many thousands of acres of the pristine forest.  When we were there , I was really deeply touched by the both ugliness, and the stark beauty of this damaged land.   However, one of the things that really impressed me was how this earth, in spite of us, can heal itself and each scar leaves its own beauty.  The burned areas made the stunning beauty of the mountains and  the gorgeous blues of the glaciated lakes even more visible, and also made way for thousands of beautiful flowers to bloom and add the colors that were often not there in the deepness of the shade.  So  today, I am offering these photos as proof of the Earths great beauty and resiliancy.... Like that of the human sprirt.   Be sure that you celebrate the Earth this day.


14 comments:

  1. the black and white is absolutely beautiful - in its starkness, as you said.

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  2. magnificent photos!!!

    oh yes, give mother earth a hug today. and every day... by recycling... by trying not to over-buy in the first place, thus reducing our amount of "waste"... etc. etc. etc.

    gentle hugs,
    tessa~

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  3. We saw the fire damage, and the re-growth, in Yellowstone, last year. Amazing how much, and how fast, things have come back.
    We have a trip planned to Glacier in September. Am SO looking forward to it.
    Happy Earth Day.

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  4. Seeing bright-colored flowers sprout up amidst that devastation would be truly moving...I can see the starkness of the damage in your photos. Thank goodness mother nature always recovers...thank you for sharing, Jeanne!

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  5. Sublimely beautiful, Jeanne. Nature teaches us through its own resilience. Happy Earth Day! xo Karen

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  6. Jeanne, a nice reminder - and I really liked the finale' photo. Hope you're keeping up with progressing some each day. Take care...

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  7. Perfect way to honour our Earth with these stark images.

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  8. Such a contrast of beauty. Coneflowers are a favorite of mine.

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  9. I've hiked and skied through old burned out forests here in Oregon and they hold a stark beauty. One of my favorite places to hike is around Mt. St. Helens. It's amazing how the forests in this area are recovering from such a devastating event.

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  10. Gorgeous! HOpe you are continuuing to feel better!

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  11. It makes you think. The last time we were on a cruise we went to a lecture about wildlife in the Caribbean. Many species are reducing so much that you get scared for the future.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  12. Reminds me very much of the song, He Gave Me Beauty For Ashes.

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  13. Beautiful nature. Yes nature can heal itself in most cases. That´s a good thing.

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