Monday, October 15, 2007

The Beauty of the Earth

The word environment conjurs many images, debates, and meanings. For Blog Action Day, I assumed that writing about the environment had a specific meaning, to save the environment. But as I reflected more on the topic, I wanted to focus instead on why you would want to save it in the first place. Although I have a long list of places in this world that I would like to visit, I believe that I have seen so many beautiful places, even some in my own backyard. It is this beauty that makes me passionate about words like "environment". So sit back, relax, and enjoy the photos (yes, I took them all!), and think about the beauty on Earth that you have experienced. (also from these photos I think you will realize how much I like the mountains!)


Lauterbrunnen Valley in the Berner Oberland of Switzerland


Along the Columbia River Gorge, on the Washington side

Looking up at Snowdonia, the tallest mountain in Wales and England (I've climbed it twice!)


The Matterhorn in the Valais region of Switzerland

Looking out over the Cascades in Washington


Reflections on a lake in Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado


Gathering energy at a vortex near Sedona, Arizona


Mount Fitz Roy in Patagonia, Argentina


Looking down from the Cliffs of Moher in Ireland


Torres del Paine in Patagonia, Chile. I think this is the most beautiful photo I've ever taken...


A lake near Neuschwanstein, Germany.

20 comments:

Ash said...

Ahhh wow, those are some breath-taking photos! They make me want to get outside and go for a hike. Love this blog action day post, it's very creative!

The Little Vegan said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous photos! You're an amazing photographer!

vko said...

A perfect post for blog action day- what an amazing planet we live on. Gorgeous photos-thank you!

aTxVegn said...

What beautiful blue skies and waters. Thanks for the wonderful photos. I love the heart shaped inlet.

Veganista said...

Inspiring post! These are stunning photos. Enjoying catching up on your food posts too--loads of yumminess.

Jody from VegChic said...

Nice! Sometimes pictures say more than words do.

The Little Vegan said...

Haha I was super-lazy the night BEFORE last, so I got take-out ;o).

LizzyQ ~ Vegan Mother said...

Excellent Post! I wish I would have remembered to participate in this!

bazu said...

Lovely post! This is what it's all about, isn't it? You make me want to go out and hug a tree- seriously!

VeggieGirl said...

these photographs are the epitome of beauty; and prove EXACTLY why we need to take care of the environment!! brilliant post for Blog Action Day!!

Emmie said...

What a great post. Those pictures are all breathtaking!

Johanna3 said...

really breath-taking photos! absolutely love them!

Vivacious Vegan said...

Did you take all of those photos yourself? They're stunning. And a wonderful reminder of what a beautiful planet we live on.

the pleasantly plump vegan said...

gorgeous!

The Veggie Cookster said...

Great post and beautiful photos! :)

The Little Vegan said...

Hmmm I think I like the Veggie Garden I just posted about better. But both are good. Ooh, you SHOULD come up to the DFW area! And bring me some of those girl scout-type cookies hehe :o).

Ruthie said...

Beautiful -- you're a mountain addict! I'll have to post a picture for you tomorrow. :) The mountains around here just got a light dusting of snow.

Kumudha said...

Breathtaking pictures!

Thanks for sharing.

Pink Theory said...

ditto what everybody else said about the beautiful photography. I think its absolutely wonderful that you've had a chance to visit all these places.

jd said...

OMG! I have practically the EXACT same shot of the Cliffs of Moher! I took it by lying down on the edge of the cliff & snapping the shot straight down. I lived in Cork, Ireland for a year and visited the Cliffs several times. They're so beautiful, aren't they?

Anyway all of your pictures are really fantastic. I bet you enjoyed your trips a lot. In fact, I think you might have inspired me to put up some of my own "environmental" pictures! Thanks for the great idea :)