Hard to think it’s been 50 year since Senator Gaylord Nelson and Denis Hayes set into motion a movement of supporting environmental protection that’s grown to what it is today. (though it was ’69 when John McConnell first proposed a day to honor the earth at a UNESCO conference.
I almost always spend it by doing a small hike somewhere, attending a festival somewhere and chatting with others who share the same dream. Instead of getting out and exploring this year, I’m taking this chance to look back on places I’ve been in the past 18 years (as far as my photographic log will allow me).
I encourage you all to do the same. It’s a wonderful trip down memory lane thumbing through the galleries of these places again. Here’s 100 glimpses of places I’ve had pleasure of laying two eyes on. And here’s to many more years and many more adventures.
I leave you with a favorite William Stafford poem of mine. Happy Earth Day.
“Why I Am Happy”
Now has come, an easy time. I let it
roll. There is a lake somewhere
so blue and far nobody owns it.
A wind comes by and a willow listens
I hear all this, every summer. I laugh
and cry for every turn of the world,
its terribly cold, innocent spin.
That lake stays blue and free; it goes
on and on.
And I know where it is.