Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Favourite Things

Hey, kids! Today's guest, Monica of moonovermaize, comes to us with a most appropriate favorite thing for the week of Earth Day--nature!

Monica and her two children enjoy a walk in the great outdoors

One of my favorite things is nature. I love the vastness of our Earth and all it has to offer. From the regal mountains to the frozen depths of the Antarctic to the blazing deserts and the grandiose oceans. Within each of these areas grow wild and wonderful plants and animals that I never tire of learning about. I thrive when I am outdoors enjoying nature and it is important to me to introduce my children to the wonders of our world. I want them to grow up to love and respect the splendor of nature.

And, because we all know a picture is worth a thousand words, Monica found the following particularly "wordy" photos on Flickr to further illustrate her love of nature. I don't even have to tell you to enjoy.

A view of South West Iceland provided by Mundilfari

A peek at the most visited peak of the Rofan Mountains in Tyrol, Austria provided by Batikart

A glimpse of a rock formation in the White Desert, Egypt provided by hiro008

A look at an ice floe in Antarctica provided by "Aunt Janet" via rich66

Wow, Monica. Thank you for sharing your love of nature with us. The pictures you gathered are nothing short of stunning. --Katie :D

Have a Favourite Thing you'd like to share with the team? Leave a comment and I'll get in touch or contact me via Etsy and next Tuesday's Favourite Thing could be yours. (It's either that, or I'll hunt you down and wrangle something out of you myself.)


  1. Oh Monica! Those images are gorgeous. Mother Earth is truely amazingly beautiful.

  2. Those are so beautiful. I'd love to show those to my kids someday.

  3. Such a wonderful world we live in... each corner holds its own beauty, and I thank you for sharing those photos! They're amazing. But am I the only one seeing a strange face with a frown where I think should be a photo of Monica with her two kids?

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  5. What stunning photos! Thank you Monica, for sharing them with all of us; and thank you Katie, for yet another fabulous Favourite Things post! No Rebecca, I'm seeing that :( too! Is it just us?
    xoxo Mollie

  6. Ack! Didn't mean to delete -- meant to edit! LOL But I still love this post!

  7. Picture's fixed! Sorry guys. Not entirely sure why Blogger frowned on the picture...

  8. wonderful pictures Monica - great reminder that the world we live in is indeed such a beautiful one!

  9. A lovely reminder, and one that shows your sweet nature .... thank you for sharing Monica!

  10. Glorious "faces" of our Mother Earth....all diversity, all color, all textures, shapes and sizes are there for us to behold when we step away from the "man-made" and move out into Her beauty!! Thank You for sharing Monica, the best picture of all is the one with you and your children!
    Peace on Earth and Happy Earth day to all!

  11. wow!! i love what you said katie-- about the photos being wordy--they speak amazing volumes-- and also make me wish to go and visit as many extraordinary spots on this planet as possible--and to remember to enjoy the small spectacles around the corner or out my window as well.. like the pair of cardinals that have taken a liking to our bird feeder... thanks for the beauty!!