Earth’s Beauty Should Not Be Overlooked, Nor Should it Be Taken for Granted…

The earth… it is not only our home, but it is truly a beautiful expanse of such diversity and intricacy.  Despite many of us being tourists of this great planet, perhaps in some way we are discoverers ourselves, there is so much untouched, unexamined beauty here.  There is no way to touch upon every of her amazing qualities.  Were you to take photographs – it would not be enough.  Were you to paint her horizons – it would not be enough.  Were you to write poetry upholding her beauty – it would not be enough.

And the more I learn, the more I know there is more to learn.  The more I see, I realize that there is so much more that is possible to be seen.  To me, it is utterly amazing that others don’t always see it that way.  Of course, business interests perhaps trump any loftier goals.  Who knows?  All I do know is that we need to do something to protect this beautiful place called home.  If we do not, that we are not deserving to live upon it.  We have no respect, not only for what we have been given, but also for what we will someday pass down to our later generations.

The Daily Post Photographic Prompt was Earth this week, in celebration of Earth Day.  So today, I share with you photos of some of the beautiful stretches of earth that I have been fortunate enough to walk upon.  I can only say one thing, I have never felt more at peace with myself than when I am outdoors in nature.  What I worry is, what will people be able to turn to later down the road?  Will they only celebrate the ways we once lived by seeing antiquated photos while donning gas masks?  We have already seen the repercussions of looking away and pretending it is not a problem.  Question is, how much longer can we afford to look away?

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#earthday #earthday2017


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20 Comments Add yours

  1. Stunning photos my favorite being the framed spiky trees

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    1. Sumyanna says:

      Oh I love that photo too! It was taken high up in the mountains. Not sure what kind they are… Thank you!

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  2. leigha66 says:

    WOW! These are some amazing photographs. Glad you have been able to visit such beauty on this earth.

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    1. Sumyanna says:

      Oh thank you Leigha! Yes, there are some really beautiful places and I’m sure there are many more that I have not seen yet. Hopefully someday 🙂

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      1. leigha66 says:

        You’re welcome.

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  3. Thank you for including my post, Sumyanna. You yourself have included some diverse and interesting landscapes in your post.

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    1. Sumyanna says:

      You are more than welcome. You shared such a beautiful post!

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  4. Jackie says:

    Wonderful post! 🙂

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    1. Sumyanna says:

      Thank you very much Jackie!

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  5. Beautiful photographs and very true words. Lots of people are too busy to look at things or leave comments on such amazing photographs 🌹

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    1. Sumyanna says:

      Thank you very much Rose Elaine. No worries, I am more than happy to see you here 🙂 Hope you have a beautiful day there, enjoying your lovely view. It is slowly getting greener here.

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  6. Reblogged this on ravenhawks' magazine and commented:
    Beautiful Photographs! Thanks for sharing these.

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    1. Sumyanna says:

      Thank you for sharing!

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  7. Serendipitous Web Life. : ) says:

    Stunning photos of an amazing world. Beautifully expressed. : )

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    1. Sumyanna says:

      Thank you! So glad you liked them 🙂

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  8. So beautiful. You are a very good photographer. And I agree. Earth is an infinite source for knowledge whether it be any art or science. Keep up the good worm.

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    1. Sumyanna says:

      Thank you. I am just fortunate to be able to see these things, truthfully. It is a blessing. So true… if only we open our eyes before it is too late. I fear those who make decisions don’t really care about those things…

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