This Week...A Focus on Earth

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This Week...A Focus on Earth


The weather is improving for many of us so it has been a good week to focus on Earth Day.  I also learned that today is National Go Birding Day!!



There are no passengers on spaceship earth. We are all crew. Marshall McLuhan

Throughout the pandemic, what has kept our spirits up has been being able to be outside and walk masks...and take in the full palette of Mother Nature’s artistry. 


On earth there is no heaven, but there are pieces of it. Jules Renard

We are all passing through this place we call Earth so it pains me when I see people abusing its resources and even throwing their trash out on roads or our parks. 


We have forgotten how to be good guests, how to walk lightly on the earth as its other creatures do. Barbara Ward



When I look at store shelves or ads, so much of what I see is meant to be thrown away after one use.


When we were in Delray Beach, I loved the beach clean-ups but it was also sad to see cigarette butts, plastic bags and bottles, and other trash either thrown on the sand or washed up onshore. 



I don't feed the birds because they need me; I feed the birds because I need them.

Kathi Hutton

And I will never forget the sight of a pelican struggling with a fishing line wrapped around its beak. We were under the bridge going out of the inlet and the current was taking us away from it. We called the Marine Patrol and hoped for the best.


It’s up to us to teach our children and others. We have to be the stewards as we gently pass through. 





The presence of a single bird can change everything for one who appreciates them.

Julie Zickefoose

See if you can spot some birds this weekend!

Comments (27)

Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

What a beautiful post. Love the pictures.  I remember watching a program about how all the trash in our waterways including fishing line can harm or kill our wildlife. Very sad. 

Apr 24, 2021 05:54 AM
Kathy Streib

Sharon- it would make you mad and sad to see what trash people will leave on our beaches. 

Apr 24, 2021 12:30 PM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

I really appreciate this one. Thanks for reminding us about "National Birding Day." Yesterday, Bernie got a great little video of a noisy and interesting bird. I will do a post later today. D 

Apr 24, 2021 06:00 AM
Kathy Streib

Debb- There are groups along the east coast that placed bluebird boxes to help with the bluebird population. 

Apr 24, 2021 12:32 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Last night we were rudely interrupted by someone banging on our skylight.  It was a crow!  We have crows and ravens around here as well as hawks and lot of hummingbirds...And occasional gull will sit on the chimney, and we have doves making nests in the larger trees.   I really liked this quote,

There are no passengers on spaceship earth. We are all crew. Marshall McLuhan

Apr 24, 2021 06:06 AM
Kathy Streib

Ron and Alexandra- it's as if you had your own wildlife preserve right where you are. 

Apr 24, 2021 12:33 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Kathy - while we celebrate Earth Day and Earth Week as an honor  for the ability to live on this planet, it's really our duty to share that appreciation everyday.  Sharing is definitely caring in this particular case.  

Apr 24, 2021 06:12 AM
Kathy Streib

Michael- you are so right. One day won't cut it, we have to make it our way of life. 

Apr 24, 2021 12:33 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Kathy, Thanks for the great pictures and quotes that you are sharing with us here in the Rain!


Apr 24, 2021 08:08 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Will- you are very welcome!!!

Apr 24, 2021 12:36 PM
Bill Salvatore - YVP Blog
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - Valley of the Sun /

so true, we only have one Earth.  Or at least we think so?  Make it the best weekend ever, and thanks for the post.  Bill Salvatore

Apr 24, 2021 08:37 AM
Kathy Streib

Hi Bill- Good thought!  I wonder if an alternate universe would have the same issues. 

Apr 24, 2021 12:37 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy we all need to do our part in preserving what we have, so future generations can enjoy it as well.

Apr 24, 2021 08:50 AM
Kathy Streib

George- And it is not out of the realm of possibility. There are species that were almost extinct but through various efforts, they are still with us today. 

Apr 24, 2021 12:38 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


On our way to breakfast, I realized that I left many of our bird friends, the scrub jays, the mockingbirds, the orioles, the tits, the robins and the magpies we see in the wine country, the eagles, the owls...LOL A

Apr 24, 2021 09:57 AM
Kathy Streib

Alexandra- we saw 4 Orioles this morning eating from our special Oriole tray. They seem to prefer the grape jelly!!!  They will soon leave us as they head north. 

Apr 24, 2021 12:39 PM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

I do think earth day has been one of the more successful endeavors by world governments (if only to bring light to pollution and destruction of the environment).

Apr 24, 2021 10:12 AM
Kathy Streib

I agree, Jeffrey- It shows you what could happen if people put politics and themselves  aside and do what's best for the planet. 

Apr 24, 2021 12:43 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Friday afternoon, Kathy.

Take care, be safe and have a lovely weekend.

Apr 24, 2021 12:06 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

It's a excellent day for birding Kathy!  We're going out to see a view homes on a golf course and lake and I'm hoping we'll see some wildlife and birds too!

Apr 24, 2021 12:42 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Those are beautiful scenes of nature's beauty, Kathy.  I hope you are having an enjoyable weekend.

Apr 24, 2021 03:17 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

CONGRATULATIONS Kathy, on having this blog FEATURED in the PHOTOS group!

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Apr 24, 2021 03:18 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Kathy, great photos to share, and had an interesting conversation today with my young couple about Earth Day.

Apr 24, 2021 04:03 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

As I was driving around today I saw a lot of people working outside and raking picking up trash, etc.  It was a good day for it and all will be beneficiaries of the efforts

Apr 24, 2021 05:19 PM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Good evening Kathy! I always love your beautiful posts you bring to AR

Apr 24, 2021 05:33 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

We should all count our blessings that we live in such a great and beautiful environment Kathy 😃

Apr 24, 2021 07:38 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Kathy.

My wife and I look for hawks on our weekly short trips.  We even bought a clicker to keep up with how many we see.

Apr 25, 2021 12:07 AM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

None of us would be on the planet without it. I think we all owe it a day of gratitude if not a lifetime

Apr 25, 2021 09:52 PM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Go Birding Day! Well if that isn't a day MADE for you and Larry I don't know what is.

Apr 27, 2021 07:04 AM