Monday, April 22, 2013

Happy Earth Day!

I live in the part of the country that has lush vegetation. Green abounds.

However, in the winter, the marsh grass turns a dull gray and our lawns turn a blah tan. The deep woods are more accessible thanks to the deciduous flora that goes dormant.  Chiggers take a vacation and sometimes even the mosquitoes will quit for a few weeks.

Oh, but the Spring...... such sweet colors appear everywhere in the trees. Pale yellows, pinks and yellow greens. Even the evergreen Live Oaks sport a wonderful quinacridone gold coloration with their new crop of leaves and catkins. 

I love that the powers to be chose Spring to celebrate Earth Day.  It's the perfect time to celebrate with the northern hemisphere all shinny and new.  Imagine if we humans, on the whole, ignored  our environment... our Earth.  Can you imagine no spring? No newness of life?

I thank all of those, and you know who you are, who are diligent in their stewardship of the environment where they live and perhaps beyond.  Each one of us can make such a difference.  I salute you!!





Today is the 5th anniversary of this blog. Don't miss my blog anniversary give-away.  To register, view the last blog post here and leave a comment. The drawing closes at noon today.  
The winner will be announced this evening!

6 comments:

  1. And thank you, Pam, for your love of the earth and all it holds - and your ability to transfer that love onto paper. I am so in awe of your variety of greens - even in your words, you described the variety - not just green, silly, but gold-green and blue-green and olive and...so many greens and you can capture them all. That's my goal - someday! Happy Earth Day!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Rhonda, thanks so for your heartfelt comment! I'd say you do well with your greens, too! We just have more variety in the lowcountry than you have in Kentucky :)

      Delete
  2. Beautiful sketch and page! Hubby was watching golf taking place at Hilton Head the other day, as much to see the scenery as to watch the golf! We do miss the low country :-)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Ann! I hope to post my sketches from the tournament soon :)

      Delete
  3. Dear Pam,
    Oh, pardon me, I was late (today is our public holiday!). But congrats on your blog 5th anniversary and happy earth day!! 5 yrs is a long time. Good on you! You've kept on painting and blogging. Yes, go on, Pam!!
    Best wishes, Sadami

    ReplyDelete
  4. So good to hear from you, Sadami! Thank you so and I will! Hope you had a great public holiday :)

    ReplyDelete