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Cherishing Mother Earth



Cherish: Protect and care for lovingly. Hold dear. Keep in one’s mind.


path up hill in the forest

Created with love

She has everything we need.

Her soil anchors deep roots

for trees bearing fruit.

Her perfect blend of air

Fills our lungs with life.

Every morning,

She turns to the light

And knows when it’s time to rest.

air water and light (2)


She offers living water

Flowing freely

Raining tears of joy

Flooding in sorrow.


JoAnne in ocean


She knows we can do better.

She longs for all her children

To thrive with her,

To sing with her,

To cherish her diversity.


flower-meadow pixabay wild flowers


I love

Her deep wisdom,

Her ocean’s caress,

Her soft green hair,

 Her honeysuckle perfume,

The tart sweetness of pineapple,

The music of birdsong,

Wind rustling in treetops,

And the dynamic glow of sunset.

Tree in Winter Sunset


Her love offerings,

Beyond measure,

I will cherish

For the rest of my life,

Holding this love

Forever in my heart.


green-1719373_960_720.jpg pixabay

(The above greenery and the flowers are from Pixabay. The other photos are from yours truly. )

 The Cherished blogfest is hosted by Damyanti Biswas, Dan AntionCheryl PenningtonPeter NenaSharukh Bamboat, Mary Giese, and Kate PowellPaul Ruddockit is open to anyone who wants to tell the world about something or someone they cherish.

On a personal note, I’ll be busy with an estate sale this weekend and trying not to get overwhelmed, so it might take me a while to respond to comments and to read posts which I look forward to reading. But I didn’t want to miss out on the cherishing. Have a great weekend!

Author: JoAnna

An open minded, tree-hugging Jesus follower, former counselor, and life-long lover of animals, I'm returning to my creative roots and have published my first book: Trust the Timing, A Memoir of Finding Love Again as well as the short version: From Loneliness to Love.

59 thoughts on “Cherishing Mother Earth

  1. So so beautiful!! 😍😍

  2. Love the words and photos and particularly liked your portrayal of mother nature cherishing us as inhabitants of the earth. She deserves that we do likewise. Thank you for sharing.

  3. Really a beautiful post, JoAnna 🙂

  4. Beautiful photos and words 🙂 Thanks for sharing.

  5. Beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Lovely post. Hope the sale goes well

  7. Joanna, I love, love, love your post! Mother Nature is a beautiful gift to all of us, as are the words you’ve written and the photos you have shared. Being outdoors and enjoying all the wonders that “mom” gives us is one of life’s greatest pleasures. Thanks for your post and for participating in #CBF17.

  8. Truly beautiful JoAnna… And yes.. Our Earth Mother is truly to be Cherished in all her beauty and bounty..
    Fantastic poem and photo’s xxx

  9. JoAnna, this is such a beautiful combination of images, thoughts and expression. You really did a very nice job with this poetry. Thank you so much for sharing this with us during the blogfest!

  10. Beautiful…and I feel the same.

  11. beautiful love letter
    to the earth, JoAnna 🙂

  12. beautiful words and beautiful pictures. Thanks.

  13. Beautiful tribute to mother earth JoAnna. May we each cherish and care for her. blessings, Brad

  14. What a great poem you wrote about the Mother Earth. I think this is much needed in times where we all are busy littering around and ruining the resources she offered us. As one of the hosts of the Cherished Blogfest, I thank you for your participation.

  15. Loved the way you expressed the feelings of Mother earth. I really take time to cherish nature. Lovely pictures.

  16. What a beautiful post, Joanna. Loved the words and especially the photos in which you express your thoughts so eloquently. Glad to see you cherish things that many of us often take for granted.

  17. Sorry I took so long to see this and comment! Just an exquisite poem and your pictures are breathtaking too. Don’t you live the word “cherish”? You used it perfectly. Big hugs!!

  18. What a beautiful poem, JoAnna! I just love it. The photos are just perfect, too.

  19. So beautiful and inspiring. “She knows we can do better.” And we can! Thank you for sharing this with us at #CBF17.

  20. “She knows we can do better.” Beautiful thoughts and photos. I so agree with what you said here. Cherish her indeed.

  21. I loved your page and it was a pleasure for me to read your post on Cherishing Mother Earth, the pictures are amazing and the words are just apt. Thank you for sharing .

  22. This is so beautiful. Mother Earth is definitely something we should all cherish.

  23. She is our mother, for sure.

  24. Lovely post – happy to have found your blog 🙂

  25. This was just extra, extra special JoAnna. Mother Earth is a fantastic Creator. 🌞 🎨

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