Photo Challenge – Earth

This week, share an image that means “earth” to you — whether it’s a panorama of a landscape that takes your breath away, a close-up revealing a detail in nature, or another scene that honors the outdoors, we welcome your takes on the theme!

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Yesterday was Earth Day (22 April) and it is one day we are asked to consciously consider the planet on which we live.  Many think of our earthly space on a daily basis and I know you honour the Earth with how you live your lives in awareness of the impact of daily living activities on the environment.  As campers the MOTH (Man of The House) and I enjoy being outdoors and take every opportunity to head away from the urban areas and reconnect with the sea, sand and this week the bush.

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We are in Broke, a small town, more a village really, in New South Wales, in the centre of the oldest winemaking region of Australia.  The Hunter Valley is a known tourist destination yet off the beaten track bush sanctuaries can be found, like the one we discovered and where we wil be spending the next few nights.  Landcare groups are popular community entities made up of volunteers dedicated to caring for the land in whatever ways are necessary.  It may be clearing noxious weed, replanting a deforested area or creating a wetland area to encourage native water birds into the area.

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Away from home obligations we find pleasure in the simple yet fascinating creatures with whom we share the land.  The ant in the photo is carrying away a single rolled oat found on the floor of the campsite after breakfast.

Posted as part of the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge.  This week’s challenge being to capture the essence of the Earth.

 

 

 

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