There's a reason we refer to the Earth as Mother Earth. It's our home, our birthplace which takes care of us constantly without us ever really acknowledging it as much as we should. It's this mistake which has led to people denying climate change and humanity's role in its cause, even when it's so clear that it is. So, we've treated her like a doormat, just a rug to wipe our feet on before crossing the threshold. But what about after all that wiping? The rug gets dirty and sometimes if it's left for too long without a good cleanse it gets stained. Unfortunately, you can't buy a new planet, yet we're willing to continue wiping and dumping our dirt on the Earth and on people, without thinking about the true future cost of our actions. While, I'm not here to lecture - I still have a long way to go myself in terms of helping the environment - I am here to share. To share the complex beauty that even the simplest of Earth's creations, hidden in unexpected places across a city, can create and that can remind us all to tread a bit more carefully.


"The Earth is what we all have in common." - Wendell Berry 


Aesthete
{aes•thete}
noun (n.)
Someone with deep sensitivity to the beauty of art and nature


"You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make." -Jane Goodall


Apricity
{a•pri•ci•ty}
noun (n.)
the warmth of sun in winter


"There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature - the assurance that dawn comes after night. and spring after winter." - Rachel Carson


Petrichor
{pe•tri•chor}
noun. (n.)
the smell of the earth after it rains 


"The Earth has music for those who listen." - Shakespeare