Category Archives: Environment

Putting the “Action” in “Activism”

It’s Wilderness Awareness Week at The Bardo and scillagrace is heading up lots of amazing posts about the planet to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act being signed into law in the U. S. Image borrowed from … Continue reading

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~ The Second Season ~

The sky stayed a faded, pale gray-blue; stone washed denim, dried out by the heat of a late summer sun, whose sick, jaundiced hue flattened thin clouds and melted the street. That platinum, mad, metallic, bright disc that laughed through … Continue reading

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Tropical Thoughts…

It’s summertime here in the South, and the weather puts one in mind of the tropics; the steamy humidity, warm summer sun combine to promise that you’ll need another shower as soon as you dare to step foot outside. Many … Continue reading

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The Man Who Planted Trees

If you haven’t read or heard the tale, “The Man Who Planted Trees” by French author Jean Giono, it is a wonderful story about how one person can have a tremendous impact on the world! It’s also a story of … Continue reading

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~ Planet MoM ~

M is for the multitudes She nurtures. O is for the only world we have. T is terrestrial preservation – Hers. H is for the home we have to save! E is ecosystems, all connected. R is for respect that … Continue reading

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An Earth Day Entreaty

That’s a powerful image, isn’t it? I wish we could somehow find a way as a species to celebrate Earth Day every day. I don’t just mean those of us who already do that anyway, but ALL of us; every, … Continue reading

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~ A View of the Vernal ~

Spring beckons all the green things awake, With soft sunshine and breathy gusts, It blows life into bloom, Fills the whole world’s room, With new growth and buds, That burst and bust! Spring’s ranging, changing give and take, Fills forests … Continue reading

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~ Seek Out The Four-Leaf Clovers ~

(( March comes along and we’re usually reminded of St. Patrick’s Day and all things Irish. In keeping with that theme, here’s a poem that might make you think of four-leafed clovers a little differently the next time you see … Continue reading

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The Power of Collective Creativity

As creative individuals, it’s rewarding when we can use our skills to make something that “speaks” to others. Whether it’s the written word, the visual arts, music or performance arts, “The Arts” have always been a way to make powerful … Continue reading

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~ Autumn Fog ~

Tonight, an autumn fog rolled in, Murking, moist and thick as sin. It covered the world in a dripping mist, Gave birth to shadows with a slow, wet kiss. Scattering light to a thousand round drops, Refracting it back, through … Continue reading

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