Leftovers From Earth Day

Conserving energy, reusing and repurposing shipping boxes and baskets the human pulled from a neighbor's trash, cuddling to keep warm, celebrating Earth Day.
Conserving energy, reusing and repurposing shipping boxes and baskets the human pulled from a neighbor’s trash, cuddling to keep warm, celebrating Earth Day.

As I’d mentioned in my post “New Stuff” I had some plans for Earth Day and had prepared a number of graphics. Well, I couldn’t focus on Saturday morning to finish my articles and my weekend project took more time than I’d planned so I only had the chance to share Bean’s Earth Day comments. But I still wanted to share my Earth Day inspirations with you. I chose three quotes form people I’ve always found inspiring and matched them up with my nature art. Please feel free to download and share them any day of the year!

This image is based with my painting “Running Through the Woods”.

Earth Day, "Running Through the Woods" and Kahlil Gibran.
Earth Day, “Running Through the Woods” and Kahlil Gibran.

I debated using the quote above with my painting “Paths I Have Walked” because I am a deliberate barefoot girl, but I remembered that part of the inspiration for taking these photos was that sense of wonder I’ve felt at walking through that cathedral of trees.

Earth Day, "Paths I Have Walked" and Thich Nhat Hanh.
Earth Day, “Paths I Have Walked” and Thich Nhat Hanh.

And I could not forget the quote I’ve been wearing as a button or a patch or just thinking each time I’m out in the woods or a field or even in my own back yard. I had intended to use it with another summer image, a photo for this one, but instead another painting called to me, the one I called “Promises to Keep”.

Earth Day, “Promises to Keep” and Chief Seattle.

But I thought I’d share that extra image here because I like that one too. “Discovery” was one of those photos that I was disappointed in at first because I’d intended the focus to be exactly the opposite—that long tunnel of green with the focus on my great niece and great nephew exploring wildflowers off the trail in the woods. But though I did miss that shot and still wish I’d gotten it, sometimes things work out as they are intended, and I love the focus taken off the humans and placed on the lush green growth of the woods. A lesson for me.

Earth Day with "Discovery" and Chief Seattle
Earth Day with “Discovery” and Chief Seattle

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Monday: Adoptable Cats, TNR & Shelters
Tuesday: Rescue Stories
Wednesday: Commissioned Portrait or Featured Artwork
Thursday: New Merchandise
Friday: Book Review, Health and Welfare, Advocacy
Saturday: Your Backyard Wildlife Habitat, Living Green With Pets, Creating With Cats
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2 thoughts on “Leftovers From Earth Day

  • April 24, 2017 at 3:09 pm

    Love how your beautiful kitties understand the importance of recycling – purrs to them all!

    • April 24, 2017 at 3:12 pm

      If you raise them up right, Chris, they find it a challenge!


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