It’s April 22nd – Earth Day – a global annual event celebrated in more than 190 countries to show support for the environment. 

Words by Thich Nhat Hanh are poignant and critical for us all to remember: “The earth is not just our environment.  We are the earth and the earth is us.”   Earth and human beings are inter-related. 

We can not.   
We must not
ignore the cry from the earth, the cry of the birds and the bees and the shrubs and the vegetables and the animals and the children and …

For this planet earth to survive, we must care for her.  We must consciously work towards making Planet Earth sustainable for generations to come.  

As the wee bird in my neighbour’s magnolia tree says “Please save this earth for you – for me – for us all.”

How are you marking Earth Day?

Here, Mason Bees will be set outside in their little home as I wait for them to wake up and pollinate the fruit trees.   May they “go forth and pollinate!”  🙂

Happy Earth Day!


© June Maffin