Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Our Planet Earth

I took the above pictures through the past year or so of life in the mountains here. (Still getting the hang of You tube)

Sometimes you see something or read something and it just sort of clicks. I love the creative work that some people are able to do. Recently I stopped by a hand made card stall. All the cards were exquisite, but the one that really appealed to me had these words in calligraphy.

"The wind that gave our father his first breath
also receives his last sigh
Whatever befalls the Earth
befalls the son of earth
Man did not weave the web of life,
he is merely a strand in it.
Whatever he does to the web
he does to himself,
The earth does not belong to man
Man belongs to the earth."
David Wood - Attributed to Chief Seattle

 So much so that I bought it and kept it. Then I had to find out a bit more about  Chief Seattle who lent his name to the city of Seattle. I think he could well be right.


  1. That really reflects my feelings and is so elegantly stated.

  2. You are a wonderful photographer, Molly, and I enjoyed your video.

    Yes, man belongs to the earth, not the other way around. I do not understand why some people do not get this.

  3. Lovely poem and images Molly.

  4. Unfortunately the 'grab what you can, and never mind the consequences' mentality, rules far and wide. We should ALL protect our earth, as it's really all we've got!

  5. Beautiful post, pictures and poem.

  6. Ditto - most impressed with the video pictures and the poem is so true. Hope the Shrewsbury run is going well.

  7. If only mankind could learn to treat the earth with respect.

  8. I really loved your slideshow, Molly and the poem is so true. Aren't you clever? I wouldn't know where to start with YouTube.

  9. Thank you so much for your comments. Perpetua, I am very much a beginner on YouTube - a lot of a case of 'try this,' but it's fun learning.

  10. Love the poem, perfectly put. I also love your header tractor photo by the way!

  11. Of course being from Seattle I loved the poem! Loved the pictures, you did good! take care dear Molly

  12. Beautiful slideshow Molly, and very powerful words!