loveformamaearth

There's so much beauty in the world!

It overwhelms me sometimes, the amount of beauty that surrounds us on this planet. Mountains, oceans, lakes, rivers, prairies, animals and people yes, even people! I love people, especially when they’re having very human moments. Like today on the train, on my way into work. This young, sort of nerdy looking guy was just grinning like a goofball at these two girls on the platform. Was one of them his girlfriend? Had they just said goodbye? Had he been hitting on them? Were they only strangers, sharing a moment? The taller of the girls was pretending to hide behind a book, but by the time the train pulled away from the platform, she and her friend were both blushing and grinning back. I couldn’t help smiling like a ridiculous fool myself, and I glanced quickly around the crowded the train to see if anyone else had witnessed the brief exchange of goofy happiness. Nobody made eye contact. Was I the only one who had noticed? Oh well. I closed my eyes and leaned back, settling once again into my music. Today, I decided, was going to be a good day.

Love & Gratitude

Just wanted to say hello and thank you to all my followers. There’s very few personal posts on my blog, as I like to keep the focus on the photos. Besides, my life is not very dramatic. I’m a professional activist by trade, and a homesteader by hobby. My husband and I recently bought 9 acres of land in the Adirondack Mountains and we are working to build a sustainable solar cabin. It’s a lot of work, but it’s also a lot of fun. During the winter months we don’t get up there as much, and so I get extra enjoyment from all the beautiful nature posts online. Tumblr more recently, but photography in general, is my escape. I do occasionally post my own work (there’s an “I & Mine” link on my blog page), but unless otherwise noted, the images you see here are not mine. Thanks for following, and have a wonderful day! <3