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“After all, hope is a form of planning. If our hopes weren’t already real within us, we couldn’t even hope them.”Gloria Steinem

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Earth Day 2017

"Silent Spring" by Rachel Carson
 came out the year I left home for a college that was located close to the ocean. i had already read "The Sea Around Us" and had made the (unconscious) decision to leave the high desert of California and seek my way where i could see and smell and play in  the ocean. After reading , and rereading i was not the same in how i looked/felt about the natural world all around me. i say unconscious because it was many years before i actually said out loud that i had
" to get me to the ocean."

In january of 1971 I took a trip to hawaii
 and have lived here ever since, some times near the ocean or in sight of the ocean.
  This morning on a walk up to the mailbox i found several flowers from the plumeria tree lying on the grass beneath the tree, still fresh and fragrant in the morning misty rain.
 i picked them up and  took  in  a  deep  breathe  of what home smells like to me.
Yup, i am a tree hugging earth mama artist that is still excited about nature and all her gifts
 and show no sign  of  changing  my  attitude  anytime  soon.
 i hope i will always notice the beauty and fragile nature surrounding us.
And to be grateful and kind to mother nature.

be well, see well, sonja


LA Paylor said...

what a mood you created with words and images. What impact your love of nature has. Wish I was there

Sherrie Spangler said...

Loved hearing your story of how you came to live in Hawaii, surrounded by such beauty.

sonja said...

Mahalo LA and Sherrie for reading and comment leaving.
That is my elevator story!
Upon arriving in Honolulu airport for the first time,
i felt/smelled an invisible plumeria lei being placed around my neck with the whisper/thought/hug, "Welcome Home!"

Debra said...

Thank you so much for visiting my blog and commenting! It made my day! I LOVE your photos-I am new to your blog, so I will explore your art as the art quotes too!!

Debra said...

Hello again-just visiting to see if you've posted any of your art!