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Causes: Adult Education, Arts & Culture, Arts Education, Education, Environment, Environmental Education, Humanities

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/

Community Stories

56 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Previous Stories
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Client Served

Rating: 5

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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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

John’s poems wake me from the slumbering place I often find myself in. They open my eyes and mind to what is around me. Because of his poems I look closer and more often and this is a wonderful gift to be given. My latest discovery is the Morning-earth.org website. It’s is remarkable place - an incredible resource to explore.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

John's daily pictures and poetry start my day with an appreciation of the beauty and stark reality of life on earth. For 30 years, I have known John and his dedication to helping people find the poetry within themselves. His messages continuously remind us of the fragile yet powerful links between us and earth.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!

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Donor

Rating: 5

A friend of mine shared this with me a couple years ago and I f\have been a fan ever since. I often recommend to firends. I look forward to my daily dose of Grace that John sneds via email.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I start every day with Morning Earth and The Writers' Almanac. Together they put me in a positive mindset to address the inevitable challenges ahead. John Caddy's remarkable photographs of nature, accompanied by his gift for the poetic line, open my eyes and mind to the beauty that is often just out my back door, if I would just pay a bit more attention.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I enjoy reading the poems john sends everyday, he has a special gift for bringing nature alive and getting us to see what a special place our earth is. thank you john.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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

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Donor

Rating: 5

I love Morning Earth! I find it so inspirational. John has an incredible gift for making the images that we perhaps pass everyday come alive in an AWE-inspiring way. The natural world is so remarkable but John makes me stop and appreciate that over and over. I love to share the images and poems with my two sons and I see them noticing nature's beauty more as a result. My 11-year old has been inspired to write poetry too. John's photography is fabulous, too. What a gift he brings to my inbox daily.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I enjoy John's images and words daily. I have taken a nature class from him and have the morning Earth book. Even though I am a health care provider, I have used his images and words occasionally to help nurture their spirit.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

My husband met John Caddy at an art fair years ago. John asked if he could send his daily photos and poems to us. At first I didn't pay much attention. Then at some point I decided to emulate John, that I would do a sketch of some natural inspiration on a daily basis. This lasted about six weeks. I am amazed by his consistency. Year after year we have received his inspirational work... Almost every day. I am a glass artist specializing in images of the natural world and his work is very useful to me. Some of my own efforts are used in hospital settings where I hope patients and staff will be uplifted. Morning Earth has become a part of my own work.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Morning Earth is for me, a daily blessing. The images, so stunning; the poetry so beautifully concise. Mr. Caddy seemingly knows my thoughts - would that I could express myself so eloquently.

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Donor

Rating: 5

A remarkable artistic connector between the average citizen and the natural world. Words and images strongly reinforce the role that nature plays in our lives. These daily messages are stirring and inspiring.

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Donor

Rating: 5

veryinspiring. It is a daily reminder of life's miracles.I wish it was required reading at all schools and even for politicians Bob Schibel

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Donor

Rating: 5

As a teacher (now retired) and writer, I've been enlightened and inspired by the Morning Earth site and John Caddy's daily messages for several years now. I've recommended it to many people and put a link to it on my website. I don't know of any organization that does a better job of linking artistic expression with an ecological sensibility. We humans won't be motivated to change our planet-wasting ways until we learn to love and appreciate the natural world we inhabit, and John's work is all about fostering that learning.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I've been an artist for as long as I can remember but it wasn't until I met John Caddy and Morning Earth that I found a home with other Artist Naturalists. I feel a profound connection to his mission and will be forever grateful for his insights, knowledge, creativity, vision and generosity. I find the site to be informative (my daughter has referred to it many times for school assignments), welcoming (there are opportunities for anyone to contribute), and spiritually uplifting ("an antidote for environmental despair"). An invaluable resource. Thank you, John.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Really enjoy the depth of the photos and commentary that John provides on a daily basis....very insightful....gets me to a whole new level of appreciation and gratitude for the wonderful gift of nature. In this crazy paced life, it's a moment to pause, sit, take a breath & relax caught up in the magic of John's photography and reflections.