Leap Into Spring ~ Blossoms, Trees and Earth Day

Blossoms and trees are the prompt for today’s Leap Into Spring Photo Challenge.  Sunday April 22nd is Earth Day.  A fitting combination for today’s post!

Lilac Buds

My favorite thing about Earth Day is that I can look around to the land I live on, surrounded by prairie farm and ranch land and see truly how our earth is cared for every day. Katie Pinke, North Dakota Department of Agriculture Marketing and Information Director and Farmgirl, Earth Day 2011.

Plum Thicket

 Yes, farmers and ranchers are working hard to save the planet every day of the year.  We are doing our part to sustain our planet’s resources while producing the crops and livestock needed to achieve and sustain a healthy, happy human existence. William D. Gilmer, Dairy Farmer, Earth Day 2011.

Plum Thicket

The season changes, sometimes things are slower or busier on the farm.  But the farmer tends to the earth, every single day.  For the farmer, every day is Earth Day.  Darrin Grimm, Farmer, Earth Day 2011.

Plum Thicket

The ultimate test of man’s conscience may be his willingness to sacrifice something today for future generations whose words of thanks will not be heard. Gaylord Nelson, former governor of Wisconsin.

Plum Thicket

The experience of ages has shown that a man who works on the land is purer, nobler, higher, and more moral… Agriculture should be at the basis of everything. That’s my idea.  Nikolai Gogol

Do you celebrate Earth Day?  If so, how do you celebrate?

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28 Responses to Leap Into Spring ~ Blossoms, Trees and Earth Day

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  2. Janice says:

    I love the photos! Happy Earth Day!

  3. Judy says:

    Beautiful photos. Happy Earth day to you, I guess I celebrate Earth day every day 🙂

  4. Michelle says:

    Hopping over from Leap into Spring! Beautiful photos.
    I guess we try to celebrate every day as well:)
    Happy Earth Day!

  5. I forgot it was Earth day! Thanks for the reminder!

  6. MG Atwood says:

    Love those prickly looking plum blossoms. Nice captures.

  7. Katherine says:

    When I was teaching full time I would always celebrate Earth Day with my students. We would do all sorts of fun projects. Great shots of the prickly blossoms. Happy Earth Day!

  8. Sarah says:

    These are really beautiful. Love that first photo.

  9. Barb says:

    I love seeing all the spring blossoms. I really like the plum blossoms. I remember having those when I was a kid.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and your nice comments.

  10. Candy C. says:

    Beautiful blossoms and great quotes too! Happy Earth Day! 🙂

  11. mindy says:

    Love your photos AND the quotes! Have a beautiful week!


  12. Teresa says:

    Beautiful Earth Day post! Truly the farmers to tend to the land every day.

    • Robyn says:

      Thank You for all the wonderful comments, Teresa, BJK, Southwest Arkie, Cheryl and CameraGirl! I was so excited when I saw the plum thicket blooms. My timing was just right; I checked them yesterday and the blooms are gone.

  13. heyBJK says:

    Beautiful, Robyn! The blooms are gorgeous!

  14. Great shots- Happy Earth Day!

  15. Your plum blossoms are gorgeous.

    We celebrate Earth Day every day.

  16. Ah, who can resist the beauty of flowering trees and shrubs? Nice!

  17. Seems like every day is Earth Day when you live in the country! Lovely shots, Robyn. I love the plum blossoms — one of my favorites. 🙂

    Thank you for sharing at Your Sunday Best this week. xoxo

  18. alicia says:

    Thanks for sharing your gorgeous views and perspectives! Really drawn to that second shot!

  19. Tezzie says:

    Love those tiny bud plum thicket photos…so pretty against the deep blue sky <3
    Our Earth Day was celebrated with a picnic in the forest, where the kids and I searched for 'treasures' such as tree mushrooms, snails, and ants 🙂

  20. Pat says:

    Beautiful collection of photos and quotes!

  21. Imelda says:

    Beautiful photos. 🙂

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