Celebrated with a poem that I wrote in 2006:
Earth, My Lovely Earth.
As I admire the Earth, my lovely earth,
I see each part formed to the other, and
Given me and thee by God.
Creek flows like music, turning over earth and stone,
Then runs lightly down steep steps,
To pool a home for creatures quick and shy.
Edging stone, stepping stone, carved by rain, kissed hot by sun,
Leafy green running humid over boulders on the bank, and
For thee and me, God's clay animation, a cool stone bench in the shade.
Caption: Quilted Earth
by Annmarie Throckmorton 2018