It's Earth Day
Posted by William Lewis on
Earth Day is an annual event, celebrated on April 22, on which day events worldwide are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It was first celebrated in 1970, and is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network, and celebrated in more than 192 countries each year. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earth_Day
On behalf of all of us at Bill's Bees we wish you a happy, peaceful Earth Day.
"Keep close to Nature’s heart ... and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.” -- John Muir
The following is an excerpt from "The Mountains of California" Ch. 16: "The Bee-Pastures" (1894) by John Muir.
"When California was wild, it was one sweet bee-garden throughout its entire length, north and south, and all the way across from the snowy Sierra to the ocean...The air was sweet with fragrance, the larks sang their blessed songs...while myriads of wild bees stirred the lower air with their monotonous hum---monotonous, yet forever fresh and sweet as every-day sunshine."
To read "The Bee-Pastures" in its entirety, click here: http://goo.gl/5q38OO
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