Sunday, July 15, 2007

A View From Above


A good friend of mine is a pilot and asked me the other day if I would like to go up with him for a quick flight over the city and surrounding rural area. It was a beautiful sight. The sun was shining brightly, and there were only a few clouds in the blue sky. There was high visibility and little air traffic. The perfect day for a flight.


While the two of us were in the air I was overwhelmed by the beauty of the earth. There is so much green that covers the world, and as I was looking over the area I thought about how tragic it would be to lose it. There is just so much to work for. With the promise that renewable forms of energy bring, we never have to worry about losing it to harness fossil fuels or to pollution.


Next time your in the air on a flight, on the top of a mountain, or looking out from your 15th floor office window, look down on the world and appreciate it. Look down and think about how you can do something to protect it.

11 comments:

Jackie said...

How beautiful it is! Earth is our home!

Anonymous said...

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While none of these come with out some degree of an eco-footprint, they are options that do tremendously less harm to our amazing environment

Clean energy is real, here and working.

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Diane said...

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I love this post. I am overwhelmed by the beauties of this earth so often. Sometimes it literally stops me in my tracks and takes my breath away. I will be more careful. Thanks for the reminder.
Momma Heb

Scott Ryan said...

wow what a beauty. looking forward to your next post.

Debo Hobo said...

I love the greenery. It to me symbolizes life. Earth is our only home there won't be another and we need to take care of her.

katzbox said...

God, Gaia, whatever you call her, she is ours and we are hers and how we treat her will come back to either haunt us or bless us. Thank you for all that you do. Your post was beautifully delivered and your spirit and compassion well communicated.

mrsnesbitt said...

A lovely post!
We often go out on our motorbike, around the yorkshire dales, the beauty never fails to evoke wonderful feelings of belonging!

Aryst said...

Thanks for the add, green blog...I love the photo...I'm a green guy too..I just hate to stare at a empty tall building scenery...I love the nature...subscribe to your feed

Gosmelltheflowers said...

What a wonderful sentiment. Your picture is lovely too. It must be hard to get good pics from a moving plane? We're definitely posting about this site!

Jessica said...

That is a beautiful picture! I'm all for keeping the Earth green!

continuumwellness said...

What a wonderful view. Thanks for sharing this shot and the reminder for all of us to tread lightly on the Earth.