To celebrate Earth Day, here are a few of our favorite pictures from our time in Alaska and from the road trip that brought us here. These photos plainly illustrate just how quirky, fragile, and beautiful our planet is:
“The poetry of the earth is never dead.” ~ John Keats
“You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” ~ Jane Goodall
“No matter how sophisticated you may be, a large granite mountain cannot be denied. It speaks in silence to the very core of your being.” ~Ansel Adams
“Here is your country. Cherish these natural wonders, cherish the natural resources, cherish the history and romance as a sacred heritage, for your children and your children’s children. Do not let selfish men or greedy interests skin your country of its beauty, its riches or its romance.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt
“In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.” ~ Aristotle
“It suddenly struck me that tiny pea, pretty and blue, was the Earth. I put up my thumb and shut one eye, and my thumb blotted out the planet Earth. I didn’t feel like a giant. I felt very, very small.” ~ Neil Armstrong, Apollo Astronaut, describing what it was like to see the Earth from space.
All photos taken by Dale