Saturday, April 22, 2017

Earth Day



"Water comes from high
mountain sources.
Water runs deep in the Earth.
Miraculously, water comes to us
and sustains all life.
My gratitude is filled to the
 brim."
~ Thich Nhat Hanh


Today I'm grateful for my more than 30 years with my husband Errol, who passed away on April 22, 2015. 

Today, as we celebrate Earth Day, I'm grateful for the end to our 5-year drought here in California. 

And I so wish I could remind the new head of the EPA, that the P stand for Protection. 

And that we do borrow the Earth from our children.







27 comments:

  1. I agree 100 percent on our earth that is only lended to us by God and we need to protect it. your drought ended ours is worse by the day. we have 100 fires burning in Florida, we are under red flag fire warnings in our county, and just north of us 800 homes have been evacuated, several burned. our grass and weeds and ground cover are dead, our streets are brown not green, even the trees are looking ill. THEY are warning people to conserve water that we are on the verge of not having enough and yet people are still wasting it.
    hugs on the 2nd anniversary of losing Errol, my heart hurts for you and your pups on this day of remembering

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    1. I have seen the fires on TV and thought about you and my other Florida blogger friends. I never thought that running out of water was a possibility, but I learned it can be. Whole communites in the San Joaquin Vallery had their wells run dry and had no water for years. I hope you will be safe.

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  2. Time never stand still even though our hearts remember the anniversaries of those we love who have passed away. Warm hugs to you and your fur babies on this anniversary. I'm so glad your drought is over and I hope your summer is filled with lush green and colorful blooms and good memories.

    Happy Earth Day.
    Hugs, Julia

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    1. It will not be lush and green here unless I water and that I will not do. Drought scared me off planting and watering. The desert lanscape is OK with me. Thanks for the hugs and you know I think of you often and hope you are doing OK.

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  3. Dear Inger - what a lovely post on this day of all days - my thoughts for you with your remembrances of those happy days with Errol. He loved your joy of the earth and would have been happily sitting with you and your four-feets peacefully watching the day unfold quietly - counting earth's blessings for us all .. with a big hug - Hilary

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    1. What a lovely comment, thank you. I love the idea of four feet. And I smile as I realize I now have mine plus eight more to share the day with. Paws or feet, both are good.

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  4. Sending hugs for the day and hoping things are better. Loved your post and reminder.

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    1. Things are good. Thanks for the hugs.

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  5. Thanks for reminding us that it's Earth Day! We hope we get a little rain this weekend..we HOPE! Sweet hugs, Diane

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    1. It's amazing how it's been raining all around the South and Texas with floods and so on. And nothing for you guys. I hope too that some rain will fall where you are.

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  6. We borrow the Earth from our children, yes you are so right, I retired from a water utility company and realize the importance of conserving water, excellent post Inger

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    1. Thank you so much and thanks for stopping by so often.

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  7. Thoughts with love on this day, and hopes for rain, moisture, safety, and carefulness from everyone in any area. We do not own where we live, but are caretakers of that patch of ground while we are there. I hope I can leave this piece with plantings and the care it has been given when I go . Loving hugs from NZ.

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    1. So true, we need to do the best we can to take care of our environment while we are here. Thanks for the hugs. Reading yours and the comments above, I feel very well taken care of by my blogger friends.

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  8. Hope this day is full of pleasant memories to help ease the pain of loss. Yes, we must protect this beautiful planet.

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    1. Thank you both and, yes, I am grateful for good memories.

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  9. A sad day for you but hopefully the good memories will make you smile and get you through the day.

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    1. Good memories and good friends and all these virtual hugs and good thoughts from my blogger friends really help a lot.

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  10. I agree that the Earth is only on "loan". I wish more people would understand that. She needs care and protection!

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  11. I'm glad the day brought gratitude into your world today along with the sadiversary of your husband's passing.

    From the looks of the coverage, Earth Day rallies had great turn-outs all over the globe. Now if only our president would get educated on the issues.

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    1. I have learned that gratitude is one of the most important things we need to both feel and express in life.

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  12. i know these days are difficult for you and am inspired by your words. California has gone through some hard years but you live in a state that is determined not to let the policies of Washington change their goals for the environment.

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    1. With the change in Washington, I have come to really appreciate living in California. In addition to the environment, it also stands for civil rights and affordable health care, the two other major issues I care deeply about.

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  13. A beautiful post and photo to grateful the good memories of your dear husband Errol.
    Nice quote to Earth Day.
    Love!

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  14. Dear Inger, time passes and yet our hearts never truly heal from the death of a loved one. Hopefully we are all blessed with memories that truly comfort us. A dear friend of mine died last Tuesday. We had lunch at least once a month if not more when I lived in Minnesota. She was one of the most gracious women I've ever known.

    I hope your memories of Errol bring comfort.

    I only wish I could find some comfort from what is happening with the EPA.

    Peace.

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Thanks for leaving a comment.. ~~ Inger

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