Thursday, April 16, 2009

Theme Thursday - My "Crust of the Earth"

Two entries from Henry David Thoreau's journals:

"You must love the crust of the earth on which you dwell more than the sweet crust of any bread or cake. You must be able to extract nutriment out of a sandheap. You must have so good an appetite as this, else you will live in vain." - January 25, 1858

"I will take another walk to the Cliff, another row on the river, another skate on the meadow, be out in the first snow, and associate with the winter birds. Here I am at home. In the bare and bleached crust of the earth I recognize my friend." - November 1, 1858

This is the very center of my "crust of the earth", the Gooseneck Cove watershed, from Ballard Park in the foreground straight out to the Atlantic Ocean on the horizon. Below are two slideshow videos celebrating my crust of the Earth.






© 2009 by A. Roy Hilbinger

17 comments:

  1. "...and associate with the winter birds..."

    You've brought tears to my eyes.

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  2. wow...that is some mighty sweet crust that is your daily bread.

    beautiful photos (including all in the vids)..... what a resource that you have provided us in your celebration of our lovely little blue orb called earth....

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  3. Your crust seems much more interesting than mine, but this did get me to make a trip to the window and give things here another look. We were visited by yellow finch yesterday and I thought of you.

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  4. You mean I've been tossing out the crust all these years and it's the best part? Doh!

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  5. My son is seriously an earth baby and loves nothing so much as playing in the dirt (unless it's swimming). Perhaps he gets it from my father and grandfather, a plant physiologist and landscape architect respectively.

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  6. Awesome, loved the pictures and the videos. Was that the same spider in each video and the thing that was kinda like a grasshopper? I love the bird pictures and those flowers.

    Really cool post.

    Thank you and God bless.

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  7. Henry David Thoreau, perfect New England nature lover and Transcendentalist: seeing divinity in nature.

    Wonderful photos of your neck of the woods. I have a friend who owns an antique shop in Newport. He also taught tennis for many years at one of the colleges. Eddie Golden. Know him?

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  8. That Thoreau really loved nature.
    I like what he said about the crust of bread...
    Thank you for sharing your EARTH celebrations.

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  9. Lovely little spot you have in your crust of the earth!

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  10. the quotes were awesome and paled only in coparison to your pic and vids. great post.

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  11. Roy,

    This was absolutely beautiful and moving. What a special place we live, we need tp protect it.

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  12. And that is a beautiful crust indeed!

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  13. And what a lovely spot your crust of the earth!

    Roy you are a lucky man indeed!

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  14. Your part of the earth is lovely. Thank you for reminding of Thoreau's wonderful work..

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