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Share your vision of our magnificent Earth through your lens.

Photo by Jen Hooks.

As far as we currently know, our planet is unique in its ability to sustain life. We are an island in an unimaginably huge universe.

“The Earth is what we all have in common.” Wendell Berry

I have always regarded nature with reverence, feeling most at peace with my feet (and hands!) in the dirt, and the outdoors in my lungs. My most vivid memories of childhood center around outdoor exploration: collecting unique rocks, seeking insects and spiders under fallen logs, cultivating a love and respect for the environment that is a major defining characteristic of who I am today.

During a recent trip to Ireland, I stole a few moments for myself at one of the lovely lakes in Glendalough, and came across the tiny, shimmering stone in the photo below. I had the sentimental thought that nature was sending me a message: “I love you, too.”

A small rock in the shape of a heart, laying in deep green vegetation. Photo by Photo by <a href="http://threebirds.blog">Jen Hooks</a>.

Photo by Jen Hooks.

On this day, between the global Earth Day celebration, and Mother’s Day in the United States, share your vision of our glorious Mother Earth.

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  1. Wow, what a photo challenge and it’s all about Mother Earth. By-the-way, congratulations Jen on that wonderful photo, and it’s all vibrant Earth colors!

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  2. Love the idea of Mother Earth Day. My mother is sadly long gone from this mortal coil but in future years Mother’s Day will become my day to celebrate Mother Earth. Thank you for making the link and giving me the inspiration

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  3. The people along the sand
    All turn and look one way.
    They turn their back on the land.
    They look at the sea all day.

    As long as it takes to pass
    A ship keeps raising its hull;
    The wetter ground like glass
    Reflects a standing gull

    The land may vary more;
    But wherever the truth may be-
    The water comes ashore,
    And the people look at the sea.

    They cannot look out far.
    They cannot look in deep.
    But when was that ever a bar
    To any watch they keep?
    – Robert Frost

    Verses, photos, and music for the Weekly Photo Challenge: Earth at:

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    Happy reading, viewing, and listening!

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  4. I’ve been to many places in the world, but the Alps hold a special place for me. While many are attracted to the beach and the sea, I’m more of an earth person.

    I love to hike. I’m drawn to the mountains and the spectacular views that they provide. Funny, but it could be attributed to my Neanderthal ancestry. According to a recent DNA test, it’s measured at 3.2% which ranks in the 99th percentile among the population tested.

    http://wp.me/p6FwZ-2kL

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