Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Corner View 'Earth Day'

The 40th anniversary of Earth Day will take place tomorrow, 22nd April 2010.

40 years of celebrating our Earth, taking care of it, enjoying it and investing in it for the future.  If only this were all true.  I've looked to see if we have anything happening locally to get involved with tomorrow, but can find nothing.  What a shame.

So what to do for CV this week then?   A travel photograph of somewhere on this great Earth that we have as a family been lucky enough to visit and enjoy.

This one jumped out at me.


Small boy.  Big tree.  Huge vista.  One great world out there.

My son Luca was just 2.5 years old when this photograph was taken on the island of Kauai in Hawaii.  In his almost 3 years, he had travelled more around the world by plane, train, boat, automobile and bike (he was born in the Netherlands, so I had to include bike of course!) than I had done up to my 20s.  How different the lives of our children are these days.  How lucky too.

Take care of your small place on Earth.  Its for us all to share and enjoy today and for many many years to come.

For more Corner Views on Earth Day, pop over to the side bar at Spain Daily and take a look around the world.

22 comments:

  1. Oh, what a beautiful picture, and what a lucky boy to do all that traveling. I wonder if he'll remember any of it, but at least he can say he's been to so many places!!!

    Happy Earth Day!

    kim

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  2. ohhh that photo is totally amazing!!!! what a great place to be!
    happy corner view!

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  3. He certainly is lucky!
    That is a beautiful photograph. The island of Kauai is my favorite of the Hawaiian islands.
    Happy Earth Day to you, Victoria.

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  4. Such a beautiful tree ... and well said. :^)

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  5. I know what you mean by how the world has changed: Mr6 and Mr3 both have (used) passports. I didn't get my first one until I was 21. My mum got her first at 50. Just goes to show. I hope they enjoy seeing the world as much as I do. I'm hoping to bring them to NL for a year to live in a few years' time. So best we get practising that bike riding...

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  6. Really beautiful photo! Am surprised there is nothing related to Earth day near you, Nothing like getting the chance to travel and see the world, at whatever age its magical.

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  7. Happy Earth Day to you too!

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  8. beautiful pic and what a lucky son... and his mum as well!

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  9. Lovely photo and lovely sentiment. Nothing makes me quite as happy as the beauty I see outside.

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  10. Happy Earth Day. That is a beautiful photo.
    I feel the same way about my own children and how lucky they are to travel and learn so much about the world.

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  11. It's such a lovely photo! Happy Earth Day!

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  12. Beautiful tree! I am a tree lover! Happy Earth Day!

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  13. that looks like a perfect tree for climbing and playing tree house in.

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  14. Wonderful photo and message. Great post - you've inspired me!

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  15. That's an amazing picture. Hawaii is somewhere I really, REALLY want to go!

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  16. No wonder you are nominated for best photography blog. :)

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  17. That is a stunning picture. The shape of that tree and the scale. Beautiful.

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  18. wow!!!!
    this picture is just amazing!!

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  19. What a great photograph. Huge world out there, small little person. Crazy. I feel like that most of the time:) x LZ

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  20. That is a spectacular photo. Our lives change, but beauty of a stunning landscape remains the same.

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  21. I love the picture of your son and big tree! Gorgeous!!

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