Earth Day 2020

Earth Day 2020

Earth Day evokes images of wild places: broad vistas of desert, ocean and mountains.

The Wilderness Act of 1964 defines wilderness as “an area where the earth and its community of life are untrammelled by man, where man himself is a visitor who does not remain.”[29]

Earth Day is about protecting these places and keeping them wild.

The raw nature of wilderness and its inherent aesthetic beauty often leave me short of breath, amazed at what I see and grateful for the chance to be a part of it.

In the wilderness is freedom. There is no one to tell you what to do. Knowing these untrammled places are there, and that you can go visit them is integral to sanity, to survival.  They say that wilderness can heal a person and I believe it’s true.

Pictures speak words, they say…

Earth Day 2015

Earth Day

What is Earth Day all about?

We live on a cool planet.

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Mount Rainier

It’s beautiful.

Evening Light

Point of the Arches

There are mountains.

Colchuck Lake, Enchantments

Colchuck Lake, Enchantments

Oceans.

Washington Park, Anacortes

Washington Park, Anacortes

 

Rivers.

Bridge over Skagit River

Bridge over Skagit River

Flowers.

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Skagit Tulips

 

Meadows.

Wildflowers

Pacific Crest Trail, Pasayten Wilderness

Animals.

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Deer at Cascade Pass

 

People.

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Atop Maple Pass

 

and LOTS more.

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Park Butte Lookout

 

Lets try harder to not fuck it up!

Snow Geese on Fir Island, Skagit Valley

Snow Geese on Fir Island, Skagit Valley

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Skagit Valley

 

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Spider Meadows