Earth day 2012 on Myfrenchkitchen

Today, 22 April 2012 is Earth day.I would like to add my small contribution to help make the world conscious of the wonder of this planet we are privileged to inhabit. We have only one lifetime we  to  enjoy it and at the same time secure and preserve it for the future.

If we can teach our children from a young age to see nature from close-up, we will see a beauty deeper than just  by scanning the surface: Taking walks in nature, having closer looks at what lies beneath a leaf or a branch, having them plant their own bean in a saucer lined with cotton wool, giving them their own corner in a garden to plant annuals, teaching them the benefits of insects and other crawling critters we normally flee from, having books on our shelves about nature, riding bicycle with them rather than transporting them to ballet in a car, teaching them the precious value of water, lie on our backs with them and discovering the stars, smelling wet earth, freshly cut grass…so much that we can learn from nature just by being present, so much nature can teach us when we pay attention…

…garden snail…

..argiope  brunechii female..

..Arion rufus(red slug)..

..Forest shield bug on Scottish thistle..

..wild flowers in correze…

..Bufo bufo, common toad..

..Mellicta Athalia, butterfly..

..Lacerta agilis, common lizard..

…wild birds..

..water canal at Le Pescher..

..Birds of the Loire..

..La Loire in July..

Read about earth day 2012 here.

à bientôt

Ronelle

10 responses

  1. Ronelle, your posts are always so beautifully inspiring. I hope you are well.

    22/04/2012 at 13:21

  2. Lovely photos as always Ronell – and such a thoughtful and apposite post!

    22/04/2012 at 13:55

  3. Amazing photos. I totally agree, it is so important to teach kids to pay attention to nature’s beauty, as it is never ending!

    22/04/2012 at 14:01

  4. Ronelle absolutely nice pictures!:)

    22/04/2012 at 15:33

  5. June @So_Meow

    EVERY day is Earth day for you, dear one. You bring such beauty to the world!!

    22/04/2012 at 16:56

  6. A beautiful post! Those critters are so cute.

    cheers,

    Rosa

    22/04/2012 at 17:46

  7. Beautiful photos Ronelle! I always enjoy your posts!

    23/04/2012 at 00:34

  8. Beautiful photos. Even though I can’t stand bugs. The Loire looks gorgeous, I hope to be there soon.

    23/04/2012 at 08:28

  9. Wonderful post for Earth Day, Ronelle and I love each one of your photos! The Earth is beautiful in so many ways.

    24/04/2012 at 00:05

  10. I totally agree with you ! Thanks for these beautiful pictures !
    Hélène

    12/05/2012 at 18:32

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