Earth Day, 2023

Tomorrow, April 22, 2023 is Earth Day, a day set aside to bring awareness to the damage that has been inflicted on our suffering planet. In honor of this important day, I am sharing some photos of the amazingly beautiful places around the globe I have been fortunate enough to have visited.

Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming.

Denali National Park, Alaska.

Mt. Shasta as seen from a fire watch tower in Crater Lake National Park, Oregon.

Mediterranean Sunset, Greece.

The gorgeous Oregon Coast.

Yosemite Falls and Tunnel View in Yosemite National Park, California.

Redwood National and State Parks, California.

Arches National Park, Utah

Bellingham Bay with San Juan Island in the distance, Washington State.

Columbia River Gorge, Oregon.

Large deposits of ocher are prevalent in Provence, France near the village of Roussillion.

Autumn in Akigawa Valley, Japan.

Ginkakugi Temple Gardens, Kyoto, Japan.

Hiking in Washington State with theTravelersketcher.

Animals suffer greatly when their habitats are destroyed and polluted.

Wild Turkeys, Bears Ear National Monument, Utah.

Taking care of the planet and environment seems like a no-brainer; when the planet is sick, so are her residents. Unfortunately, profits reign superior to people, plants, animals, and other living beings where most corporations are concerned, and many of them continue to release pollutants and other toxins into our air and water. Many US corporations even figure in the cost of fees and fines given by the Environmental Protection Agency as a part of their operating expenses, so they can continue to pollute. If we don’t take action now, life on this planet will be very bleak in the near future.

But there is hope, many corporations are taking aggressive action to lower their carbon foot-print. A few years ago, New Belgian Brewery released a beer called Torched Earth, it is the way beer will taste if we continue down this path of environmental destruction. They make no apologies for its nasty taste.

Many countries are experiencing extreme droughts, and the US is not exempt. Arizona Wilderness Brewing Company is brewing beers that conserves water. You can read about their water conserving brewing methods here.

We can help save the planet by supporting companies that are dedicated to environmental causes and by avoiding doing business with companies that are not environmentally concerned. This can seem overwhelming with our already full and busy lives, but there are resources available online that have done the research for us. You’ll find a comprehensive list here of things you can do to protect the environment.

With a little bit of effort, we can all do our part to preserve the beauty of our planet. I hope this encourages you to take action, if you have not already done so. Maybe one day we’ll live in a time when everyday is Earth Day.


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  1. This is such a great post! Given that there are so many ways to protect the planet – whether that’s eating less meat, recycling more or avoiding single-use plastic where we can, saving the world isn’t rocket science. Thanks for sharing and have a good day 🙂 Aiva xx

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  2. A wonderful post, Tricia. This gorgeous and vulnerable planet is taken for granted, exploited and polluted without restraint. Beautiful photographs and what amazing adventures you’ve had. I clicked on the link to read about the Torched Earth beer, quite a clever idea to highlight the dire future the planet faces. The beer I must say sounds absolutely horrific and tastes even worse no doubt.

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  3. An absolutely beautiful post–both the photos and your commentary. Everything that is precious has to be cared for…and that includes our beautiful planet. Thank you for reminding us we all have a responsibility to do so! This posting would make a gorgeous coffee table book…

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  4. What a beautiful post – and a beautiful planet we live on which your photos show. We all have a responsibility to protect the world, and it’s so sad the climate change agenda is consistently deprioritised by large corporations who prefer profits. Let’s hope this next generation being so vocal can really hope drive it forwards – and of course every individual has a role to play to in changing so many of our bad habits.

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