Happy Earth Day!

Anthropogenic Crisis No. 092228 (Warming Water) copyright 2022 Douglas Stockdale –

While working on my book review of Rita Leistner’s Forest For The Trees, in line with my the realization of the mighty pen as a potential climate change ‘influencer‘, I also need to post my own best wishes for a wonderful and effective Earth Day.

Each day we can do a little something to make the overall climate less warm. So for today, Earth Day, my suggestion is that this weekend is to go to your local Farmer’s Market and purchase something from an organic farmer than you would otherwise at a big-chain supermarket. That’s a wonderful win-win: supports your local farmers who might be implementing some good environmentally conservative practices (ask them, they might be delighted that you did) and move away from the supermarket’s large scale distribution practices (big trucks moving back and forth across the country). Just an idea.

This morning, the cloud gods provided this wonderful seascape, that I had pre-visualized for an abstract and surreal image. I just knew it would be an idea image for my Warming Water series and fitting for today. Also, I noted all of the individuals picking up trash off the beach this morning, celebrating the day with friends and family. I was able to do the same for the stuff that I found on the beach while creating this photograph. Worth repeating, to alter the disastrous effects of climate change, every little bit helps.

Happy Earth Day.




Colorado Photographic Arts Center (CPAC): Developing a Creative Photo Book, a virtual (Zoom) workshop I will be leading on: May 14 & 15 – 21 & 22nd, 2022, from 1PM-4PM (Mountain Time). More details and sign-up available now at Colorado Photographic Arts Center.


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