Sunday, 22 April 2012

Earth Day

The card says "En route to the Moon the Apollo 11 astronauts took a picture of the Earth at a distance of 180,000 km (112,000 miles). The bleak orange Sahara Desert, the Mediterranean Sea, Africa, southern Europe, Asia Minor and the Red Sea show clearly. The Congo, at the Earth's equator, is buried under cloud."

A blue planet floating amongst the stars, our home.  Today is Earth Day, both a celebration and a plea to protect the environment and create a sustainable future.  Too beautiful to loose
  Grose River Gorge, the river over millennia has carved through the Blue Mountains and created soaring sandstone cliffs.
Russell Falls, Tasmania in the Mt Field National Park.  At night time glow worms light the night at the approach to the falls.
 The Blue-banded eggfly, a butterfly of the rainforests
The largest rainforest in Australia is the one in Daintree National Park, north of Queensland and this 2003 flora and fauna series celebrates some of its inhabitants.

An entry to Viridian Postcard's Sunday Stamps


viridian said...

Wow, these are beautiful, esp. the Russell Falls one. thanks for reminding us of Earth Day. We should think of the earth every day, don't you think? And thank you for participating.

Postcardy said...

It is interesting how the colors of the first Australian stamp match the colors in the picture of the earth. I wish I had done a post more related to Earth Day too.

Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

A beautiful reminder of Earth Day and why we should be observing it.

Bob Scotney said...

Beautiful stamps one and all and an apt reminder to us all.

Marcie said...

I have just realized a few minutes ago that today was Earth Day! Thanks for observing it for all of us who did forget about it!

Helen said...

Those two stamps of the national parks are beautiful! Great image on the postcard, too.