Celebrate Earth Day by planting a tree, as I will be doing today. My garden will be graced by the beautiful Leptospermum flavescence Cardwell with its soft weeping foliage.
I also share this poem:
Not solitarily in fields we find
Earth’s secret open, though one page is there;
Her plainest, such as children spell, and share
With bird and beast; raised letters for the blind.
Not where the troubled passions toss the mind,
In turbid cities, can the key be bare.
It hangs for those who hither thither fare,
Close interthreading nature with our kind.
They, hearing History speak, of what men were,
And have become, are wise. The gain is great
In vision and solidity; it lives.
Yet at a thought of life apart from her,
Solidity and vision lose their state,
For Earth, that gives the milk, the spirit gives.
by George Meredith
from ‘Poems and Lyrics of the Joy of Earth’ 1883.
The images above were from my little corner of the Earth taken at Pulpit Rock Lookout, Mt Victoria in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales.
To see our amazing Earth and why we should be protecting it, visit the NASA site and explore more at the link below: