Friday, April 20, 2007

3rd rock from the sun.....

So here she is in all her glory.... the marble orb that knows where to float in the solar system in order to sustain life. The only orb in our system that can do so. So why do WE (you know, the intelligent ones) find ways to destroy what we have? Not only to the earth, but it's populace. Have we learned nothing? Methinks with the recent shootings that some are just not paying attention..... or just not taking proper meds. And don't even get me started about the war..... that's a whole nother can of worms to post about another day.

This is all we have, there are no other options in the works. So maybe this Earth Day we can make a promise to ourselves to do more to care for what we have.... because we've already witnessed too many times the heartache suffered by the few who wish to destroy. April has it's share of anniversaries to prove that. Waco, Oklahoma City, Columbine, and now Virginia Tech.

Be kind to the earth and it's inhabitants.... we depend so much on one another whether we like it or not.

10 Comments:

Blogger SkyeBlue2U said...

Maria and I totally agree with you, it's so right on.

11:36 PM  
Blogger Snaggle Tooth said...

Peace, Sister!
At least there are still plenty of reasonable people who realize what wrong is... It's people like us who keep the planet turning, (people helping other people).

My Earth Day project is always the same- clean the woods and the yard, n keep the 21 yr-old Earthday spruce tree on the deck alive, n as many of the little trees as possible.
This past year I spread out it's pine-cone seeds all over town- I'd love it to get driven around in my ancient years to see how many grow. The forests here on the Cape used to all be Spruce and Elm until they were clear-cut for lumber- I aim to claim some of it back for the next generation. But Darn Elm Disease made getting some of those going impossible-

Happy Earth Day! Our race has destroyed enough already! Amen!

2:38 AM  
Blogger Awareness said...

your post and snaggles efforts she writes about have me inspired! What a beautiful idea to spread pine cone seeds. I love it.

yes.........time for a few little outdoor projects to take up this weekend..........

thanks

9:51 AM  
Blogger john said...

so true.thank you for reminding me.

10:03 AM  
Blogger MyUtopia said...

Cool post! Happy belated earth day.

1:59 PM  
Blogger Ellen said...

skye~
Thanks, ladies. It's so hard to be positive this time of year with all the mass murder anniversaries falling within a week.... but all the more reason we need to remember that we do depend on one another. Now if everyone would just remember to put their guns away.....

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snaggle~
Bravo, my Cape sister! I applaud your spreading of the seeds.... why you are like a Johnny Appleseed, but with pine cones. Our very own Snaggle Pineconeseed!

I remember the Cape being full of scrub pines.... but know that a lot have been cleared for "progress". At least the Cape can count on you for re-population.

I spent Saturday mowing, trimming, and fixing up the front yard.... just too tired to get to the back this time around. I would have gotten there on Sunday, but I had a catering in the middle of the day, so hubby and I took a trail walk to see some old ruins of a paper mill in the next town over after my delivery. How nice to see an area that was protected by the Army Corps of Engineers. Sad thing was, right across the street, they were clearing loads of land for some new McMansions they are putting up. Oh well, can't win them all, can we?

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awareness~
I do hope you took your camera with you on your exploits around the maritimes. Your pictures are georgeous, and I always enjoy seeing your next adventure.

Yes, we can count on Snaggle to know the right thing to do... she is concerned about her surroundings as well as the Earth, and inspires me so well with her down-to-earth attitude. Spreading pine cone seeds.... who would have thought such a simple task can do so much. And knowing her karma... it will work.

Hope you had a fun time at the market.

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john~
You're welcome, sweetie! So glad you stopped by.... and I must get over to your blog!

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myutopia~
Thanks, sweetie! Just some fast thoughts for such a dark week.

6:40 PM  
Blogger Neo said...

Ellen - I agree with you, but I don't think most of the people on this planet care about anything that isn't on their TV's.

Peace & Hugs,

- Neo

7:48 PM  
Blogger Lee Ann said...

Wow, it looks so beautiful and peaceful from this view!
I wish it were!

9:47 PM  
Blogger Layla (aka Barbara) said...

Ellen! Thank you for stopping by, I need to update my links to include you, I have redone them so many times. I am sorry you were left off.

Thanks for your sensitve comment...more was revealed to me last night when I found out Kev's friend actually called him the night before his parents were shot. Scary, Bizarre, UPSETTING that my son has be even remotely involved in such a weird nd violent tragedy!

1:42 PM  
Blogger Ellen said...

neo~
Good point. A lot gets lost in translation while the arm-chair warriors rage the system and do little else....

xo~

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lee ann~
Very beautifully put! How nice it all seems from a distance. This reminds me of the astronauts in space during 9/11. Their comment was that from space, one could not see borders.

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barbara~
Sorry it has taken me so long to stop by..... I get started on making the rounds, and the phone rings. Or... I'll get to some, but can't get to others. I'll get it evened out one of these days.

It is rather freaky that Kevin would be one degree away from such a sad event. Poor kid.... he shouldn't have to know any tragedy at his age.

Take care, and thanks for stopping by!

6:15 PM  

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