Saturday, April 22, 2017

Earth Day

By Joann M. Ringelstetter

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As I write this, it is late in the day on Earth Day, an annual event celebrated worldwide on April 22. The first Earth Day was celebrated in 1970. It was founded by Gaylord Nelson, a US Senator from Wisconsin, who was later awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his work.

So tonight, I’d like to share with you some of my favorite images of this wonderful earth that I’ve had the privilege of capturing with my camera. The beautiful Bloodroot plants have been blooming in my woods for over a week now.

And the Virginia Bluebells are just beginning to bloom. Someday, all the bluebells I’ve planted over the past couple of years will fill in and look like this beautiful wooded garden.

There are also many little patches of Dutchman’s Breeches that are now blooming.

And there are bright yellow daffodils everywhere you look. They can’t help but make you smile!

Last weekend’s opening of the 2017 Dane County Farmers’ Market on the Capitol Square in Madison, Wisconsin was a welcome sign of spring.

And soon the crabapples will be blossoming in all their glory. So get out there and shake off those winter blues once and for all! And take a moment to be grateful for this beautiful Earth we share and do what you can to help preserve it for future generations.

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Happy Shunpiking!


  1. We were out on this glorious day and saw spring blooming everywhere - so beautiful!

  2. A Belated Happy Earth Day! Wonderful Pictures of Bloodroot and Dutchman Britches. :)