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Wish yo all the best [away till May, visting France]


************************Earth Day 2016.

Earth Day is an annual event, celebrated on April 22, on which day events worldwide are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It was first celebrated in 1970, and is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network,[1] and celebrated in more than 193 countries each year.[2]

In NE South Dakota, near Pickerel Lake.

Taken many years ago with a Kodak 5MP camera.

"" The Middle-Earth is not ... One of my invention. Is a modernization or alteration ... of an ancient Word That meant the inhabited world From Men, oikoumene :. Because middle you thought vaguely that it was placed in the middle of the seas that surrounded it, and (in the imagination Nordic) Among the icy north and the Southern fires. "

J.R.R. Tolkien


Also cold days here in Italy.

Here to me little snow, but the mountains around have substantial white dusting.

The "middle-earth" has its destiny:))

Incredibly in our Alps there is no snow and ski resorts must be adapted to plan housewives snows.

While in our South, usually with mild winters, it has been flooded with so much snow to block roads, railways and planes


Enya - Aniron


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sun, trees, rain, mountains, wind, dry ground. Global Warming.


Challenge #141.0 - Award Tree - It's Your Earth

Created for the Magnificent Manipulated Masterpieces 137th MMM Reflections Challenge


Earth globe, purchased from DS.


Texture - Rainy Night in San Francisco, mine.


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“A lake is a landscape's most beautiful and expressive feature. It is Earth's eye; looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature.” -Henry David Thoreau


Being in nature, or even viewing scenes of nature, reduces anger, fear, and stress and increases pleasant feelings. Exposure to nature not only makes you feel better emotionally, it contributes to your physical wellbeing, reducing blood pressure, heart rate, muscle tension, and the production of stress hormones. Nature is my favorite medicine and sure fire way to better deal with the challenges of life. Such a blessing.


Reflections on north Idaho's Medicine Lake, calm and serene.


Have a wonderful Sunday!

Earth Song, Michael Jackson


The short film to Michael Jackson’s “Earth Song,” his best-selling single in the United Kingdom, earned Michael the Doris Day Music Award from the Humane Society’s Genesis Awards. The urgent need to address the issues facing the planet and all that inhabit it were on the forefront of Michael’s mind when he created this song and short film, issues that are even more urgent today.


If anything good will maybe come out of all of the crisis we face today, is a new found respect and appreciation for the uniquely beautiful planet we live on, and how all life on it is connected.

I hope we evolve from our aggressive, destructive, rapacious tendencies to a more loving, compassionate way of being in the world.


What about sunrise

What about rain

What about all the things that you said

We were to gain

What about killing fields

Is there a time

What about all the things

That you said were yours and mine


Did you ever stop to notice

All the blood we've shed before

Did you ever stop to notice

This crying Earth, these weeping shores


What have we done to the world

Look what we've done

What about all the peace

That you pledge your only son

What about flowering fields

Is there a time

What about all the dreams

That you said was yours and mine


Did you ever stop to notice

All the children dead from war

Did you ever stop to notice

This crying earth, these weeping shores


I used to dream

I used to glance beyond the stars

Now I don't know where we are


Earth is ever so sweet , awakening

Stark in her simplicity

Like an open heart

Just asking to be loved


I welcome this new day

I feel like a careful guest

She calls me daughter


"The earth speaks not of a succession of distinct creations but of a continuous ascent, in which, as the millions of years roll by, increasing perfection of structure and beauty of form are found..."

— Henry Fairfield Osborn




This shot was taken at Joshua Tree State Park, California.


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Photo Location : Walsh County

I dig 'til my shovel tells a secret,

Swear to the earth that I will keep it,

Brush off the dirt

And let my change of heart occur...



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Vest - Coco Uber

Bow - EQ Forest EQ Store

Headweare - Lode Boohoo Lode Store

Place Rayne and PetitChat


Today is Earth Day!


A new day begins at Banff's Two Jack Lake with Mt. Rundle in the distance.


We photographers have a special connection, respect and love for our planet. It's beauty moves us to explore it, know it and seek to capture it's wonders for others to enjoy and appreciate. This day we give thanks and recognition of the importance of the health and survival of our only home. We must cherish, protect and preserve this special biosphere. Not for us alone, but for future generations.


I remember well when we celebrated the first Earth Day. The year was 1970, the year I graduated from High School. We spent the afternoon outside to attend educational presentations and celebrations. Was wonderful.


The first Earth Day in 1970 inspired the passage of the Clean Air, Clean Water and Endangered Species Acts.


Thank you for any and all efforts you do to protect and cherish our home.


Mont Aiguille

Vercors - France


The first official ascension of the Mont Aiguille - carried out by order of the King of France Charles VIII - dates from 1492. Meanwhile, others were discovering America....


Challenge on flickr: CoF102 - EARTH & HIGH CONTRAST



"Walk lightly in the spring; Mother Earth is pregnant. ~~Native American proverb



The time of the setting sun .

Abandoned house at Kakopetria, mid-way up the Troodos mountains

Challenge on flickr: CoF104 - EARTH & SNAPSHOT



“If we are serious about dreaming our awakening into being and creating a peaceful, loving earth in which the heart, spirit and soul are the only true leaders, we must continue to keep our focus on thoughts of unity and all that truly brings us together.” ~Diane Hall

Michael Jackson - Earth Song


Non lontano dalla spiaggia di Playa El Golfo, si trova una delle attrazioni più singolari di Lanzarote, isola straordinariamente ricca di peculiarità e di forti caratteristiche identitarie dal punto di vista naturalistico.


Si tratta del Lago Verde, un nome straordinariamente anonimo per un paesaggio così suggestivo.

Il Lago Verde è spesso definito come un simbolo di Lanzarote per il suo essere simbiotico nei confronti delle due forze naturali che hanno generato e scolpito l’isola nel corso dei millenni: il vulcano e l’acqua marina.

La laguna è stata generata da un antico cratere vulcanico sprofondato sotto il suo peso, nella cui cavità è confluita acqua marina.

Organismi vegetali marini ed alghe hanno potuto prosperare nel pur ridotto spazio del lago grazie alla presenza dei sali minerali di origine vulcanica. Tale presenza vegetale ha donato al laghetto il caratteristico colorito verde intenso.

Il contrasto tra la oscura roccia vulcanica circostante e il verde profondo del lago costituiscono quasi un’iride, un occhio verde che affascina e ammalia con il suo sguardo.

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Listen to the earth beat

Tiny Pants says, share the earth, cherish the earth and all living things. Earth Day is Everyday.


Founded in 1970 by US Senator Gaylord Nelson, from Wisconsin, Earth Day is now celebrated worldwide. Today is the fiftieth anniversary of the first Earth Day. In these terrible times we need to reflect on our lives and our impact on our beloved planet.


Stay safe, Be kind <3


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Fog filled morning on Cottage Lake.

Une étagne sur les pentes du Grand Veymont (Vercors)


A Female Alpine Ibex on the slopes of the Grand Veymont (Vercors)


Challenge on flickr: CoF104 - EARTH & SNAPSHOT



"An earth forest is a form of geomorphology caused by earth movement and erosion. It takes the form of pillars which from a distance give the impression of a forest.


[To me they rather give the impression of a dilapidated temple town...]


There are multiple examples of earth forest in Yuanmou County in the Yunnan Province of China, in an area of about 50 square kilometers. The tallest formation has a height of 40 meters (130 ft). The features are one to two million years old."

I started to write a grand speech on how we can and should take care of Mother Earth, but I think all of you know that already. I also think that we are all going to be hyper aware of it's beauty when we leave or den caves in a couple weeks, maybe scenes like this at Mirror Lakes will be that much more sublime. In the meantime, here's to Spring and all the wonderment it heralds.

another one for the series...

this time a double exposure

the clouds really were this way tho :-)

“A lake is a landscape's most beautiful and expressive feature. It is Earth's eye; looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature.”

― Henry David Thoreau, Walden


Taken @ Meadow Rose


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Tranquil reflections in autumn's colours...

As I climbed on a this little rock to get a better view of the greenery below, I saw this magical play of earth, water and sky. A blue grey wave winding through the mountains, a sky ready to come dancing down and a breeze that felt, just right. This picture does half the justice to that moment; one where you want to be a part of the magic a little bit longer.

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Credits to NASA for providing PBR and HDRI textures for 3D artists for non-commercial creations.


Several images are used to create this Blend, among others a diffuse texture (basically a picture of the earth without clouds, relief or illumination), a normal texture (to create the relief), an illumination image (for the lights at night), a cloud image (to create a cloud layer) etc. It also requires setting up a few transparency masks so that you can prevent the illumination texture from showing up in the part of the earth covered by sunlight.


I had to keep an eye on the temperature of my Graphics card for this one. With low res images it is feasible but if you want to create more detailed relief, you need hi res images, and then my GPU temperature shot up. So I ended up making the thing in low res first, then in solid view I replaced the textures with higher resolution ones, and then briefly changed to rendered mode and quickly took a screen shot instead of rendering it out.


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Just a weird and crooked tree that has been topped and decided it will grow downwards into the earth and connect with the decaying bushes. The sky was clear and the water in the distance super still so wanted to create a dramatic shot with this wonderful tree dominating the frame. Taken at Nene Park, Cambridgeshire on a winters afternoon

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