Morning Earth

Rating: 5 stars   56 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture, Education, Environment

Location: 8870-202nd St N Forest Lake MN 55025 USA

Mission: Urban people, especially children,are orphaned from Earth. Morning Earth helps reconnect them with their birth mother. Morning Earth's mission is to help people experience, cherish, and protect the natural Earth, through the arts of photography and poetry and through education in ecology, using two primary means: Morning Earth Photo/Poems which celebrate nature, written daily by John Caddy, delivered daily to subscribers by email, and posted on www.morning-earth.org/ Website education in ecology in extensive graphic and text versions. www.morning-earth.org/
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1 person found this review helpful

A daily reminder of the diverse and poignant life going on all over the place around humanity. Thoughtful words accompany intimate glimpses of many life forms, drawing us closer to our extended family and our beautiful larger home. Something for the eye, mind and heart that isn't selling something or asking us to do more than perceive and appreciate. A rare gift in these confused times. A breath of fresh air, expanding our horizons and bringing us home.

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My day begins with John Caddy's words and images. Looking closely and compassionately at one wonderful aspect of our beautiful world connects me to all the others lying right under my nose and all over the place. Morning Earth also reminds me that there are many others appreciating the loveliness and poignancy of life on Earth, and that is a most valuable asset in these times when despair and anger can obscure this important reality.

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A sense of fellowship and common cause.

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About every week

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2010-2-01

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The poem/photo combinations that I regularly receive in my inbox from Morning Earth provide a delightful source of joy and connection with our beautiful world. These pieces of art remind me to stay tuned with the beauty around me. I look forward to my daily dose of inspiration from John's pen and camera.

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the poem/photo combinations, plus all the other aspects of the web-site, such as the information for teachers which I have drawn on heavily.

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One time

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2010-2-01

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What a joy to start the day connecting with the natural order. It broadens my horizons and calms my soul.

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It's very personal, touching and reflective approach to the environment and nature.

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About every week

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2010-2-01

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This is a beautiful image that is a prayer to my eyes each morning. The images are a song of harmony and praise. I like the poems; I love the pictures.

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my inbox each day. It lifts my spirits and tunes my day.

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About every week

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2010-2-01

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I am so amazed at John's photographs. He gives the ordinary creatures the majesty they deserve, and put us in touch with the earth when some days you do not get there. The poetry is a fitting companion.

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my daily life

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make it available to all schoolchildren.

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dedicated.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

branch out and add free seminars for kids and teachers.

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I was a more regular computer user

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About every week

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2010-1-01

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Finding Morning Earth in my inbox is like a breath of fresh air. The way John combines his extensive knowledge of nature with his skill as a poet and wordsmith is truly a joy. He has an eye for the beauty of natural forms, while teaching the connections between all living beings. Through his eyes we can all have a richer experience. If you don’t have time to smell the roses, you do have time for Morning Earth.

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I would hope it could reach more people, particularly youth. We need this kind of insight on a daily basis.

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About every week

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2010-2-01

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Everyday the photos and poems connect me to nature. I have learned about birds, plants, insects, mushrooms, grasses, landscapes, trees and human nature and much, much more. Though I have been a nature lover all of my adult life I have learned to see and understand the world around me in different ways as a result of the Morning Earth photos and poems. Why life has been greatly enriched and I often share the daily inspiration with a friend.

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Everyday the photos and poems connect me to nature. I have learned about birds, plants, insects, mushrooms, grasses, landscapes, trees and human nature and much, much more. Though I have been a nature lover all of my adult life I have learned to see and understand the world around me in different ways as a result of the Morning Earth photos and poems. Why life has been greatly enriched and I often share the daily inspiration with a friend.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

I am constantly surprised with interesting facts conveyed in the daily poem that accompanies the photo.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Continue doing what it is doing without fund raising

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About every week

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2010-2-01

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John marries the two things that give my life meaning....poetry and nature. His stunning photos and awesome images, plus his delightful sense of humor and sensitivity have delighted and inspired me for many years. I'm sure that I'm not the only one that considers John a special friend! He just plain makes the world a better place. This site deserves support because it's only purpose is to save us all!

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...the impact it has had on me in realizing the oneness of creation.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

John's offerings are a daily uplift, often coming just when I need a boost.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

...bring the message of our connections to the natural world to the WHOLE WORLD!

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About every week

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2010-1-01

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Morning Earth is one of the best educational and personal sites I have found. John Caddy's daily poem is something I read every morning. It helps me to realize that I am a small part of an amazingly large circle of being. It makes me a better person. I also use the daily poems and other teaching resources with my fourth grade students. I have never seen such enthusiasm for writing and love of the earth with any students before I started the "earth" theme with my students. Morning Earth has touched all of us in very important and personal ways.

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I have become a daily poetry writer because of Morning Earth's daily poem.

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I have especially enjoyed the appreciation of the earth I see in my students.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Very helpful.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Spread the word to even more people and maybe provide some in class experiences for students.

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About every week

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2010-2-01

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I teach biology to high school students. The curriculum is based on state standards and is very broad and dense. When the opportunity presents itself, I feel it is important to add to the life science learning outcomes and work a bit toward attitude outcomes. When we take a minute or three to look at a picture and poem projected on the screen, many times these inner city students find a calm place in nature that they have never known before. Sometimes I can see a shift in a student’s perspective and in the way they interact. We can also use it as a jumping off place for writing assignments, or as an introduction to a unit. Morning Earth is a wonderful resource for teaching biology. For myself, I use it as a chance to take a break from grading and prepping lessons. When I click on Morning Earth, occasionally it provides a brief period of relaxation and reflection. I don’t have any neurobiological data to prove it, but I truly feel that for an instant, my brain works in a different way.

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2010-2-01

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