“It is wholesome and necessary things for us to turn again to the earth and in the contemplation of her beauties to know the sense of wonder and humility.” Rachel Carson
Earth is such a glorious paradox. It is everywhere, so common and typical but—at the same time—so unique, showing beauty and variety specific to each place. Earth can run alongside a road or stretch across an open field; it can reach the heights of a mountain or stay close to the ground, supporting blossoms. No matter where Earth is, it is worthy of celebration. Over the last several years, I have enjoyed Earth across several states as pictured below.
This post is my response to the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Earth.
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SOME QUOTES ABOUT THE BEAUTY AND WONDER OF EARTH
“I’m fascinated by beautiful scenery and what we have here on this Earth.” Matt Lanter
“And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and winds long to play with your hair.” Kahlil Gibran
“Earth’s crammed with heaven. . . but only he who sees, takes off his shoes.” Elizabeth Barrett Browning
“Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads.” Henry David Thoreau