Saturday, April 22, 2017


Eastern White Oak Tree leaves
Today is a day that we celebrate our earth -- its bounty and beauty.  This drawing is of the leaves of the Eastern White Oak, Querus alba, a tree that represents strength and majesty.  It is the first time I tried to add a rain drop to my drawing--this raindrop is to remind us that we rely on water to keep our world healthy; it is also a tear I shed because of the lack of understanding in our present administration about how we all are a part of nature and about what we need to do to help our world survive.
    Today we celebrate science and all that it has contributed to our understanding of life on earth.  We march and protest to keep funding and support for science and for the health of our planet.
    I saw this quote in the Wordsmith blog site and decided to add it to the blog, "There is a beauty in discovery. There is mathematics in music, a kinship of science and poetry in the description of nature, and exquisite form in a molecule. Attempts to place different disciplines in different camps are revealed as artificial in the face of the unity of knowledge. All literate men are sustained by the philosopher, the historian, the political analyst, the economist, the scientist, the poet, the artisan and the musician." -Glenn T. Seaborg, scientist, Nobel laureate (19 Apr 1912-1999)

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