Mother Earth

Mother’s Day is celebrated this coming Sunday in many parts of the world.


Without getting too far into some of the current ills, you have to think we’d be in better shape overall if more mothers were in charge. There’d be a bit more talking with the intent to communicate and resolve problems – without resorting to violence, or bullying, bragging, and bluster. Nurturing and maternal, rather than destructive and accumulating. Well, it’s a thought…

fullsizeoutput_78Anyway, be good to your mother. Remember her, thank her for all she has done, and do that because it is the right thing to do all the time, not because there is a date on the calendar! Amongst many things, my parents taught me to love reading, value formal and informal learning, and respect the natural world. (Oh, and if everything looks a bit shit, you might as well laugh about it, and at yourself, even if it is very, very serious. In the current global climate, that little lesson goes a long, long way!)DSCF4051In Calgary, trees and shrubs have started to show some green, and the first hints of blossom. It is a long wait here, from when the leaves start to turn and fall in late August, to when the next signs of growth and renewal are seen.IMG_20170514_140235 I’ve gone the tree hugging and landscape loving route here, and included photographs taken over previous years, highlighting the wonderful variety I’ve experienced of Mother Earth, the mother supporting us all every single day of our lives. It would be wise to treat her with kindness, love and respect, given that she shapes our very existence. If we take, then we must give back.

My mother used to live near here…

Thanks to mothers and mother figures everywhere, thanks for reading, and have a wonderful weekend!

…and now she lives a short walk from here!

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I am a would be outdoorsman - that is if I had more time, skills and knowledge. When I can, I love being outdoors, just camping, hiking, snowboarding, xc skiing, snowshoeing, paddling a canoe or trying something new. What I lack in ability, I make up for in enthusiasm and having a go. I'd never really survive for long out there in the wild, but I enjoy pretending I could if I had to...

21 thoughts on “Mother Earth”

  1. Enjoyed the tribute to mothers here, pc, a pleasant salute. I also enjoyed seeing the places your mother has lived, and really like the segue into Mother Earth. Lovely post and beautiful photos. And warm wishes to Mrs. pc on this mother’s day weekend….


    1. Thanks, Jet! My mum has lived in some lovely places in Britain – she misses the Lake District, but really enjoys being on the Cornish coast, where it is a little less rainy!
      I hope you’re having a good weekend!

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  2. A beautiful celebration of Mother Earth and Mother’s Day! The first photo is gorgeous, but my favorites are the photos of where your mother has lived. Loved your thoughts about if more mothers were in charge and hope you’re enjoying your weekend!


    1. Thank you! My mum has lived in some lovely British locations, and where she is now, on the Cornish coast is really beautiful. The coastal hiking there, rain or shine, is some of my favourite hiking territory.
      It has been a good weekend – the Jets are soaring! Jets/Caps final? Too soon to say…

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