Still Learning To See

Earth Day (a little late and from above)

I was unable to post here earlier this week on Earth Day. That left me with the opportunity to post some aerial photographs made on the way back to Vermont.

The changes this planet has seen before humans and will, no doubt, see again after humans are gone are immense.

And yet, clearly, the ones we’ve caused will be here long after we are gone working in ways that are too often not healthy for the life of the Planet. The irony that I made all these photos from the window of an airplane is not lost on me.

I don’t have the answers, if they even exist, but Earth Day is a time to both remind ourselves of the delicate balance of life and marvel at the reality of it all.

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5 thoughts on “Earth Day (a little late and from above)

  1. From far away it looks so right. Only those who live nearby or affected by the changes know . Thanks for the view from your window. It must have been a nice flight.

  2. Julia on said:

    I appreciate your sense of Irony about being in a plane–but, then, without flying in space we’d never have seen the picture of our incredible “blue marble”. The sight that hurt me was the one of the West Virginia mountains. I was born in that state, which could have been so very beautiful. Thanks for sharing, and welcome home!

    • Thanks. Yes, the perspective from above can have great value. As for West Virginia, a quick look at references to “mountain top removal” show the same scenes from the ground—so horribly destructive.

  3. Very nice series – I have a real thing for window seats and feel blessed whenever I have the opportunity to see the earth from such tremendous heights – thanks!

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