Every day I am surprised at the image and word value of Poet John Caddy. It is amazing that he is able to link imagaes wth words that express exactly the right passion. His work is an ispiration, for myself, as a photographer and published author.
Receiving the photographs in the morning is like a breath of fresh air! It helps me start my day in a peaceful, centered place which sets the tone for the day. I love it!
I was raised on Kootenay Lake in British Columbia. The Mountains drop down into the lake, often mirroring themselves to the tune of the cal of grebe and loon. As a young naturalist, my mission was to reveal the beauty of nature to the casual on looker. So, many years later, when I “met” John Caddy, I found a “kindred spirit.” He spoke the same language of nature like no other. His insightful, or in-sight-full words bring the beauty and wonder of nature full circle so people see deeper into the depths of this magnificence. Now I live in the city. I am doing caregiving for 24 hours, 5 days a week. John takes me out into nature with every email, bringing me needed respite. His web site offers even more. My 3 & 1/2 year old grandson is learning the names of the birds from his emails. (They stay still enough on the screen to see them, and return to them for a second look!) If I was back in the classroom teaching, I would be using his web even more. He offers a rich variety of ways to interact with nature. John Caddy is one of a kind. His unique way of seeing shape and pattern, micro & maximum sizes, fascinates me as much as his sense of humor. World wide he shares his love of nature so all can see through his eyes, and hear his words through his mind: thank you, John! My gratitude is beyond description!
In all the busy business of the web, the one daily meditation I ALWAYS open and love to view and read is John Caddy's "Morning Earth." The photos are striking, the daily poem wise and clear, the facts appended about the natural scene always solid and illuminating. Of ALL the messages I receive daily, "Morning Earth" is the one I often forward to family and friends, who find it as stunning as I do, like a blessing. James P. Lenfestey