There are endless thoughts that stem from that.
For now, some things of note from Earth Day:
I had started a post that day, but set it aside & was able to soak up some sun & fresh air instead.
When I woke, I watched a great big snowshoe hare outside my bedroom window.
It's been a regular this past week & it turns out the kids had left some baby carrots by the garden for it to eat.
His/her fur is turning from winter white camouflage back to soft brown.
Our world is full of fascinating critters.
The frogs are singing in the woods most days. Not to their fullest yet (not everything is thawed out yet) but enough to sound sweet.
My aunt & grandma came to visit late in the morning.
They pointed out that this Earth Day would have been my Grandpa's 85th birthday.
Our maple trees are starting to blossom.
No green here yet, but once northern MN does finally turn green, it eventually goes all out.
The ground dried enough for us to have our first high school baseball game of the season on Earth Day. We had full sun & a pretty decent field. The only wet & muddy area was isolated to foul territory next to 3rd base.
After the game, we discovered the return of our resident pair of trumpeter swans on the small, wild lake at the end of our road. A happy sight. I've never had a good opportunity to photograph them, it's on my to do list. The lake still has ice on it, but that ice is growing dark & should be gone soon.
Speaking of our road, we unofficially adopted the road we live on and have been cleaning it up every year around Earth Day since we've lived here. Now that the snowbanks have settled, we can see what debris is left behind after the long winter. We're pleased at how much less litter & dumping there are compared to earlier years.
I made a call to our County grader's office a few years back about a littler bug worker/road grader.. and what a difference that has made!! *high fives for all*
"The earth is what we all have in common." - Wendell Berry
Let's do all the good for it we can.