happy earth day

Seeing as it’s Earth Day, I thought I would write a post about this grand place we get to call home. And show you a few a my pictures. Just a few.

*some pictures are not mine

The natural world is the most beautiful thing I have ever known. It is where I feel most beautiful, too: floating in a salty ocean wave, hiking through canyon floors, climbing the fractured face of a cliff, descending a twisted gully, when I’m among the redwoods, under the moon, wading the rivers, running along the edge of the Aspens, stomping through snow-covered meadows, scrambling scree slopes, hands on glacier-polished granite, soles in the sand, with my eyes and ears wide open, my heart loud. I am tangled in the planet, my roots swirl so deep that I touch its molten core.

The places pictured below are where I play, rest, worship, and most of all–this is where I learn. Of all the things that this earth gives to us, I am most grateful for her teachings–about myself, about taking care of something, on being responsible, honoring cycles, telling the truth. Every time I go outside I learn something new, something of great value. For that, I am forever thankful and will always do my best to take care of this place.

 

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Mt. Tom Bishop, CA

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Orinda, CA

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The Dolomites, Italy

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Sunset over the Sierras in Bishop, CA

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San Juan Mountains, CO

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Moab, UT

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Castle Rock State Park, CA

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Red Rocks, NV

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Mesquite, NV

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Mt. Clark, CA

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Red Rocks, NV Photo Credit: Max Moore

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Bishop, CA Photo Credit: Ethan Pringle

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Somewhere in Belize

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Squaw Valley, CA

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View from my apartment in Montepulciano, Italy

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Cinque Terre, Italy

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The Lost Rocks, CA

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Durango, CO

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The Looking Glass, NC

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Moab, UT

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Rumbling Bald, NC

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The Red River Gorge, KY

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Donner Summit, CA

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Stinson Beach, CA

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Winery on the Russian River, CA

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Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

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Bishop, CA

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Arches National Park, Utah

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Tuolumne Meadows, CA

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Lovers Leap, CA

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Berkeley Hills, CA

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Savannah, GA

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Yosemite, CA

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Moab, UT

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Moraga, CA

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Mammoth, CA

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Lake Tahoe, CA

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Joe’s Valley, UT

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Vail, CO

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Ten Sleep, WY

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Ten Sleep, WY

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Bishop, CA

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Tuolumne Meadows, CA

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Yosemite, CA

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Smith Rocks, OR

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Bishop, CA

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Tuolumne Meadows, CA

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Joshua Tree, CA

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Moraga, CA

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Red Rocks, NV

 

Take care of this place, take care of yourself, and take care of each other. Happy Earth Day!

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Anne Evans
    Apr 22, 2014 @ 19:59:27

    Wow, Georgie! I am in awe…as much by your prose as by the photos. Love you and wish you so much happiness as you continue to explore this world. Hope to see you soon.
    Ampy

    Reply

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