Happy Earth Day!

“Take nothing but pictures

Kill nothing but time

Leave nothing but footprints

To show you came by”

~ John Kay


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Earth Day, Earth, Conservation, Nature, Environment, Photography, Animals, Nikon



Earth Day, Earth, Conservation, Nature, Environment, Photography, Animals, Nikon



“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.”

Β ~Native American Proverb


Earth Day, Earth, Conservation, Nature, Environment, Photography, Animals, Nikon



Earth Day, Earth, Conservation, Nature, Environment, Photography, Animals, Nikon



Earth Day, Earth, Conservation, Nature, Environment, Photography, Animals, Nikon



“The environment is everything that isn’t me.”

~Albert Einstein


Earth Day, Earth, Conservation, Nature, Environment, Photography, Animals, Nikon



Earth Day, Earth, Conservation, Nature, Environment, Photography, Animals, Nikon



Earth Day, Earth, Conservation, Nature, Environment, Photography, Animals, Nikon



“When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.”

~John Muir


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Earth Day, Earth, Conservation, Nature, Environment, Photography, Animals, Nikon



Earth Day, Earth, Conservation, Nature, Environment, Photography, Animals, Nikon



Helpful links to learn more about the environment and conservation:Β 

The Nature Conservancy

National Park Service

African Wildlife Foundation

World Wildlife Fund

National Wildlife Federation


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  1. Beautiful and eye-opener with eye catcher as I am avid nature lover

  2. WOW, magnificent pictures of Mother Earth with all her inhabitants and beautiful nature! For me it may Happy Earth Day every day.
    Best regards, Heidi

  3. Great group of images and they are all meaningful as well as well done.

  4. Very beautiful images… love all pictures,

  5. Jane, what a brilliant post! I think you’re someone with a well-organized mind. πŸ˜‰ This was a great idea, and your one word admonitions – well, that’s the wrong word – anyway, they’re just perfect, and so well-matched with each image. My favorites might be “Adore” “Love” and “Marvel” – the first two for the whole idea and feeling, the third for the image, especially. Maybe because I was just looking at those guys, but didn’t have the best view and light for making a photo of them. In any case, thank you for this important tribute.

    • Hi Lynn, Thank you so much. I hope that our efforts in showing the fragile beauty and what is at stake in our natural world help the conservation cause. Along with the orange starfish, did you see the purple ones? Amazing sea life along the Oregon coast- this was on Cannon Beach. Glad you had a great time and I really appreciate your thoughts. πŸ™‚

  6. Glad I found these, Jane. They are beautiful as are the words.

  7. You could not have created a more perfect post for Earth Day, Jane.
    Beautifully done!

  8. Beautiful tribute to Mother Earth Jane

  9. Beautiful photos, Jane.

    The one thing I would disagree with John Kay is about leaving footprints. You really don’t want to leave footprints behind. When the Army gained control of the lower Purgatorie River Valley within the boundaries of its Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site (PCMS) in SE Colorado, the dinosaur footprints through the lower river valley were steadily being eroded by the rancher kids and their friends walking in the prints. Also, some had sprayed painted over the prints, and petroglyphs from the various Indian nations that traveled through the area. It took the Army nearly 10 years to repair the damage. It is a closed off area and only available for scientific study.

    And, when the Reagan Administration created the Comanche National Grassland, also in SE Colorado, it was another furor for the ranchers there. Comanche is one of the last pristine sections of prairie on the edge of the Great Plains. Also scattered about in the grasslands are artifacts from the Comanche, Arapahoe and Cheyenne nations. The three nations appealed to Reagan’s fondness of anything “western” to create the grasslands, and expand the national grassland system.

    • Hi David, I couldn’t agree more and thank you for sharing this valuable, yet distressing history. Of course, I think Kay’s words are a metaphor for being respectful and to tread lightly in the natural world, but sadly, people literally and intentionally leave their mark in these precious places. Hopefully, thoughtless people are a minority. I was just in Sedona enjoying the petroglyphs (which were well guarded) and trails and was glad to see how well preserved they are. It’s great to read how passionate you are about this topic. Thanks again.

  10. Thanks for sharing Jane, amazing wildlife photos! Stay in touch!

  11. Reblogged this on NorCal Zen and commented:
    Earth Day was so busy here, that I never made a special post for this important day. I shared my friend Eliza’s Earth Day post earlier, and now I’m sharing Jane’s inspirational post. I love how she always match wonderful quotes with her marvelous photos. Enjoy!

  12. Jane that is such a beautiful, celebratory post. Thank you so much!!

  13. Beautiful thoughts and photos. When I was a student that native American saying caused quite a stir and debate

  14. My favorits are your nature landscapes: vast, colourful and with no limits.

  15. Fabulous tribute to Mother Earth. Thank you.

  16. The best respect Earth can receive from us is our care. These landscapes are beautiful in its composition and in the expression of respectfully untouchedness. ^_^

  17. Nicely done Jane!
    Hope all is well with you & Bob

  18. Your photos are wonderful, Jane. The one that captivates me the most is the look on the leopard in “Respect”.

  19. Excellent post, both quotes and photos, for this special day.
    Thank you, Jane!!

  20. Breathtaking images – as usual!

  21. Stunning images as always Jane – thanks for sharing!

  22. WOW Jane absolutely spectacular shots…..so refreshing….love them all…’appreciate’ jumps out at me…😜

  23. Jane, this is so great, everything resonates with me, and to me. The opening quote is perfect…
    Thank you for sharing!

  24. Love all these photos… each one my favorite…

  25. Every image tugs at the heart strings Jane. Why do so many forget to look after our endangered animals and resources

  26. Happy Earth Day! Thans for sharing this beatiful series of images, Jane.

  27. Unas imÑgenes de gran belleza‘‘

  28. Makes me cry – everything β™₯

  29. Stunningly assembled …Well done.

  30. Totally fabulous, Jane! What a collection! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  31. Yes, yes, yes!! I agree in eyery word! Our wonderful world you show us in these beautiful pictures, we all have to save it! We have to stop the loss of diversity. We only have one earth! I wish you a lovely week! Simone

  32. Wonderful pictures and very well chosen words with a lot of truth in it!

  33. Your post is beautiful, as always, Jane. Created with so much thought and sensitivity. The seal made me smile.

  34. Beautiful quotes…stunning photos…each one took my breath away…taken by a beautiful soul…with such a kind heart….my fave post…thank you… was thoughtful and so inspirational…hugs B

  35. A beautiful post and tribute to Earth Day!

  36. Well captured and deserved post for Earth Day, thank you Jane for sharing your grand spirit.

  37. What an absolutely inspiring post, Jane!

  38. Beautiful photos for Earth Day!

  39. Great celebration of earth with stunning images!

  40. Absolutely stunning post, Jane. Your choices of photographs and matching words, moving quotes, and the many wonders of this earth was a pure delight. Gave me goose bumps.

  41. Amazing captures and great quotes, Jane. Our world is indeed wonderful and needs to be appreciated and protected. Love the leopard photo.

  42. Profound and precious… every bit of it! Thank you.

  43. Fantastic photos, Jane. I love them, esp. the leopard, wow! Such penetrating eyes. Great choice of accompanying words, too. ❀

  44. Fabulous! Each and every picture. If only the human race was more capable of looking after our planet.

  45. I think is your best post ever. Very touching.

  46. Such a beautiful, varied collection here, Jane. Hope you celebrated by spending the day in Nature. I did. πŸ˜€

  47. It’s a wonderful world out there – I wish more people would realize this and take advantage of all nature has to offer.

  48. That’s a marvelous “Marvel” picture.

    I’m not convinced that Einstein is the source of β€œThe environment is everything that isn’t me.” The fact that the quotation is found in so many places on the Internet, yet not once, as far as I’ve found, with a specific source (for example a book, an article, a speech, a letter, a conversation) makes me skeptical. I went to the site of Einstein’s papers at Princeton,


    where I used the search box to look for the word “environment.” Not one of the 67 hits was the quotation in question. Hmm.

    • Thanks, Steve. That was taken on Cannon Beach, Oregon.
      Knowing that you are a word maven, it’s interesting when the attribution of quotes goes virally wrong. This particular one is on many sites as Einstein’s, but that’s the wild world of the internet. Appreciate the heads up and it’s great you did some digging.

  49. Such fantastic images and wonderful quotes. We truly do live on a most beautiful, effulgent planet ! As always, thanks for sharing such wonder.

  50. Wundervolle Bilder πŸ‘πŸ‘

    LG Mathilda ❀

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