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.
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.
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.
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.
It's become my mini-meditation each morning to read John's poems. He has a truly gifted way with words and I appreciate the opportunity to reflect on my place in the world and keep my connection with nature fresh and renewing.
Every morning I am greeted with a stunning photo and energizing poem. I wonder how will John show me the wondrous world today? I have shared many of John's wisdoms with my friends and family. My life is richer because of Morning Earth! And that is the truth.
John Caddy has been working toward this venture for decades, shaping his poetic skills, thinking about the environment, evaluating nature-friendly ways of appreciating and behaving toward the world, and in recent years, polishing his photographic sense. Morning Earth is a daily wake-up call, watchfully presenting science and lore, alerting us to beauty, making connections, developing wisdom, creating community. In short, it epitomizes the role of art in the world.
Morning Earth offers an endless supply of beauty, whimsy, art and poetry. A fair offering to really "see" the innate essence of all things natural. Think you have seen blue chiffon-like ice melting in a pond.....the found brilliance of a honey-colored chanterelle....the coy smile of a sea otter....or the breathtaking sapphirine sky? Morning Earth takes you there like gold at the end of the rainbow. Eduction and appreciation CAN be an awesome experience.
I read the morning earth poems every day and use the site for personal research often. I work with children and keep referring others to this amazing site. While all other environmental sites seem to be accomplishing nothing, John Caddy's marriage of image and word support my own connection to the earth - thus accomplishing the greatest feat of all. Just think what would happen if all humans could re-connect to our life-giving planet!
I no longer remember how John Caddy's photos and poems reached me - but am glad they did. My poetry writing has been enriched by reading his and my days begin with a Caddy "original" healing photo and verse. I have shared Morning Earth with fellow lovers of good verse, photos and lovers of the Earth. His intuitive sense and deep appreciation of Nature is reflected in his photography that is well partnered with verse. The humor and lessons available by just opening the eyes and heart to the outdoor wonders are the kind of classroom material that this life-long student appreciates.
The pictures and poetry of John Caddy help me see more deeply into the natural world around us, greatly increasing my appreciation of its diversity and beauty. This is a consistently excellent source for daily meditation.
I work in a public library in a small town in NE Iowa. I have, through my own enjoyment of the daily Morning Earth posts, inspired at least 6 others to subscribe. But even more fun than that is sharing the posts and photos with library patrons. I regularly print them off and mount them on colorful background paper and display them in different parts of the library, so people will enjoy them as they are looking for a book or browsing. They are part of my larger mission to bring the outside in, to give equal attention to both the left brain mind and the right side, sensual intelligence we all have but don't consciously nurture. I enjoy seeing people pause to read the captions and enjoy the photos.
Morning Earth is a reminder that we all are connected and dependent on on the Mother. It reflects who we are and we see our images in the land and sea. The images are as we should be and serve as a reminder that, as guardians, the fate of the Mother is in our hands.
Morning Earth communications are like a mini meditation time for me. The photos that are shared along with the poems are fabulous. I view the photo and think of what I might write about it. Then I read the poem from Mr. Caddy and find that I nearly always have to look the photo over again because the poet usually notices things that I have not. I love Morning Earth!
I count on Morning Earth to start my day. I gaze at the photograph. If it's one that calls to me, I put it up as my desktop screen. Then, it's interesting to see when I decide to change it for another - something really good and/or the need to reflect seasonal change.
John Caddy's photographs and accompanying poetry add an indescribable richness to my visual life. He finds unique and common images, both and opens my eyes to really seeing what is around me. I have had John add friends to his list out of my wish to allow others to enjoy morning earth. One other thing: because his work is mostly done in northern areas, he encourages us to see a special beauty in ice and snow -- neither of which, alone, we see as beautiful during a hard winter.