This we know: the earth does not belong to man, man belongs to the earth. All things are connected like the blood that unites usall. Man did not weave the web of life, he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself.
A quick internet search revealed the source of these words as Chief Seattle, but after a little digging and this article, that wide-spread assumption is most likely false. Even so, I think the sentiment is beautiful and one that I wished many humans believed in. Tomorrow is earth day and Friday is arbor day so I challenge you to carry these sentences with you this week and the rest of the year. Pass them on and share them when appropriate and feel great when you do something beneficial for mother nature. She deserves it and so do you.
Rather than follow our regular schedule, this week we have some really great Earth and Arbor Day-inspired posts for you cats. Tuesday we’re featuring artist, Benjamin Gazsi, who creates impressive large-scale eco-sculptures that we think you’ll love. Wednesday’s post will be an easy to follow nature photography tutorial. You’ll learn about aperture, shutter speed and other functions of your point-and-shoot or DSLR so that you can stop shooting on auto settings and start taking better photos. Thursday we’re sharing a terracotta pot painting tutorial. We’ll also highlight some common herbs and tips on how to grow and use them in your home! And Friday we’re going to skip our usual In Season post and introduce a new series we’re calling In the Field. This week we’ll be talking to Sara Fitzsimmons, a scientist working to breed and reintroduce blight-resistant Chestnut trees to the forests of the eastern US.
We hope you’re gearing up for a week full of earth-inspired posts and living every day like earth day. Ok, time to take the pup on a hike. Happy Monday!