22.4.09

Noll Wishes You a "Happy Day of Earth"


Today is the day set aside to remind us to be gentle.

Gentle to the Earth.
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Her trees dripping like confectioner's icing - white and sugar pink - some the blush color of a wedding cake rosette. Her trees delicate to the sight, sweet to the smell.

Her Dutchman's breeches pulling up their little pant-shaped flowers through the leaf litter - fern like leaves unfolding around the rich, butter-cream colored blooms. Quietly stating, "We have returned."

Her stately blue herons along the Olentangy, each at their designate fishing hole. Still. Patient in the wait, as the murky waters rush by. The slow rhythm of life beating out separate from the bustling world of men.

Here and there, the Bradford pear strews its white petals like confetti in the air and on the ground; as if to say - 'Hooray!'

"Hooray," for the Earth that brings us green things; things on wings, the wind, the water and the melodies of life.

15 comments:

The Creek Cats said...

Happy Earth Day!

Junior and Orion said...

WOO HOO!!!!! Go Earth!!!

us4 said...

you have a great earthy name too!

JC said...

I like your Daffodil Photo !!

pughy said...

Love the verses and love the flowers.

Happy Earth day.


Hugs GJ and Carol x

Cat with a garden said...

100%! As Gardening Cats we appreciate earth all the more as we experience her seasonal changes. Yay to earth!
Purrs, Siena & Chilli

Cat with a garden said...

P.S.: And yay to Karen for speaking German! ; )

Tuck said...

Happy Earth Day!!

corster said...

Im thinking about planting all of my homework back into the ground...you know, giving back for all of the trees that were wasted on it.
Happy Earth Day, Polliness!!

Angel said...

Happy Earth day! You have lovely pictures of Mother Earth!

wildcatwoodscats said...

What a nice post - Happy Earth Day!

The Island Cats said...

Happy Earth Day to you too!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Happy Earth Day to you too!

Karen Jo said...

Happy Earth Day! You wrote a beautiful post.

Ana said...

Thank you so much for stopping by and wishing me a Happy Birthday! It's always great to find new kitty friends!

Purrs, Pumuckl