Saturday, May 12, 2012

The Great Dewdrop

If you wonder about the sensory beauty of the earth, take heart knowing that more of it is protected than ever before.

Protected areas cover about 8 million square miles of land and sea. By comparison, protected areas now account for more than twice the area of Canada (see There Are More Protected Places on Earth Now Than Ever Before).
Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature -- the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.
Rachel Carson
Edward Weston, Carmel, 1938

When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop, striped and dotted with continents and islands, flying through space with other stars all singing and shining together as one, the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty.
John Muir
The mission of GrokEarth is to promote a fuller understanding of earth phenomena and to promote awareness of its infinite sensory beauty.
"In the end, we will conserve only what we love; we will love only what we understand; and we will understand only what we are taught."
― Baba Dioum, Senegalese conservationist