Today (April 22nd) is Earth Day. I don’t ever remember hearing about Earth Day when I was growing up in the seventies and eighties, but I guess that is because it was still fairly new.
Earth Day is a day designed to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth's environment. It was founded by U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson as an environmental teach-in in 1970 and is celebrated in many countries every year.
Last year I blogged about some of the beautiful places on Earth that I have been lucky enough to see. This year I thought I would be fun to share a layout I did last month using some nature photos.
This layout got me thinking about nature photography and what kinds of photos I take. Most of my pictures are of people or objects. I also love to take pictures of flowers. As I browsed through my photo files, I realized that I only have a handful of pictures of what I would truly classify as nature photography and most of them are on last year’s blog post. I guess it might be because I spend too much time indoors in front of a computer and not enough time out in nature. I should change that. I live within driving distance of a lot of amazing natural beauty. Mountains, rivers, lakes, canyons, and fields are around me. When I travel to coastal areas I’m in such awe of the ocean and the beaches that I love to snap photos. I forget that if someone had not grown up around the majestic mountains that I live by, they would be doing the same thing. I need to be better about enjoying the local scenery.
So that’s my little Earth Day message – to get out and enjoy that part of earth you live on and take pictures. Oh, and maybe create a scrapbook page or two!