Monday, April 21, 2014

An Earth Day Photo Project

by Terri


I hope you have all been enjoying our Earth Day posts so far this month. Earth Day is a day that is intended to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth's natural environment. Once again, it all comes down to gratitude, to being mindful of the blessings we have and being grateful for them.

As Linda talked about last week, the gift of this beautiful Earth is one we want to be able to leave to our children and our grandchildren. Photography for me has been one thing that has made me more aware of all the blessings we have and the desire to take care of them. When I’m out in nature and capturing all that beauty, I feel even more strongly that I want to preserve that for future generations. One of my favorite places to shoot in the spring is the Dallas Arboretum during their “Dallas Blooms” exhibit. Spending the day there surrounded by the beauty of nature can’t help but make me profoundly grateful for all that our Earth gives us.




I thought it might get us thinking about and being grateful for this beautiful world of ours if we took on a photography project together in honor of Earth Day. Here’s what we’ll do:

"Earth in a Day" Photo Project 

Tomorrow is Earth Day 2014. Take a photo any time during the twenty-four hour period of April 22 where you are. Take your best shot of our environment -- how you see it, what you treasure about it, the things you would never want to see fade away -- and then share them through our Flickr group.

Spread the word. Get outside. Have some fun and capture the moment as you celebrate our planet Earth.


What better time to get out into nature and capture all the beauty of our Earth than now, when Mother Nature is putting on her springtime show? Won’t you join us in this project? We would love to see the Flickr gallery full of your images taken on Earth Day. Let’s celebrate together!



14 comments:

Barb Brookbank said...

I'll join! Your images are so inspiring!

heyjudephotography said...

I love this Earth in a Day project Terri! It'll be fun to see everyone's photos, and boy won't the photo stream be beautiful too! Lovely, lovely shots Terri!

Jeanne said...

Beautiful post Terri! So you also go to the Dallas Arboretum!!! It is one of my favorite spots with my camera.. I am just out of the hospital and beginning to feel as if I am going to live. will do my best to take up your challenge and get a shot of the EARTH, this beautiful gift that we all have to enjoy! Hugs to you, and a great challenge to celebrate Earth day!

Carol said...

I'm looking forward to it!

susan said...

great idea terri!!! loooove your photos! as always…so beautiful!

Cathy H. said...

Beautiful post! When I began my photography journey was when I began to realize just how blessed I am to live on this beautiful earth. I'll do my best to participate tomorrow, but I'll be out of town. Surely I can find a few moments to enjoy the earth!

Cathy said...

Beautiful photos Terri and such a great idea!

Kelly Kardos said...

Count me in!!

Dotti said...

I'm late to the game today, out all day long. I think this is a marvelous idea and love your photos. I'll do my best ... they're predicting 60% chance of rain. I'll try to get something in between rain drops. After all, rain is essential, too.

kelly said...

these are so gorgeous terri! and yes you can count me in! :)

Sarah Huizenga said...

I hope I will remember but I will join the fun.

Kim Stevens said...

Yeah, I'm late to the game too, but can I say how much I love this idea Terri - Whoo Hoo!! I can't wait to see what everyone shares in the Flickr group.

Lisa said...

Such Beautiful Beautiful images to go along with the day I wont forget. My daughter was born on Earth Day.

Im counting down the days to when my fav gardens open. May 1st way up here in Canada.

Im going to Celebrate and I will be thinking about this blog . You really find incredible beauty Terri.
Happy Earth Day.

Viv@within the Frame said...

Lovely idea...

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