Out Of The Earth

“Tse-ping”  -Roxanne Swentzell
Sanata Clara Tewa, 1991

“We are all centered around the Earth
We all come from the Earth.
We are all eating out of the Earth.
Because of that,
We all become one family.”
Roxanne Swentzell

Heard Museum Roxanne Swentzell Sanata Clara Tewa, "Tse-ping" 1991 Heard Museum 2016

With Earth Day showing up right on schedule, I thought I would use the words and  photo of Roxanne Swentzell’s sculptures ” Tse-Ping” for this week’s WordPress Photo Theme: Dinnertimehttps://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/dinnertime/

These are two of a zillion photos I took with the Nikon CoolPix L830 at the Heard Museum in Phoenix Arizona this week.

A day at the Heard with the many Indigenous Cultures displays is every bit as good as a day in the Wilderness to remind me of just how silly, but dangerous,  humans are in this belief we own and control our beautiful planet Earth. What do I believe? I believe that as a species, we are perfectly capable of making this perfectly gorgeous and life sustaining planet uninhabitable for our particular species. I also believe we are perfectly capable of embracing our Mother Earth with love and respect and creating a planet that is the model of habitability of all inhabitable planets. Species in all of space will long to immigrate to Planet Earth. I could certainly do better with my impact on this planet, this space. Reducing Food Waste is on my action plan for the week.

Every day is Earth Day! Let’s join together with Michelle at WordPress,  for our shared Earthly Dinnertime feast. An excellent peace filled week to everyone.

Today’s Music: Wayra- Voices On The Wind



  1. Reducing food waste is a great action plan for the week JoHanna…I know how much we all waste and I really try hard not to…I did have a worm farm and used to put a lot of scraps in to feed the worms so will now have to re-purchase one – thanks for making me think of what I need to do to help sustain this Earth.


    1. I have never raised worms. If you do set up another habitat for them, please write/post about it. I have never had a worm farm but have always been interested in how it really works out, as the theory is very sound, and I have known people who did large successful composting heaps and had worms in them.

      This week of reducing food waste has gone remarkably well. Bought, prepared, and served less food. Dramatic drop in waste. Downside was we devoured all the snacks before the weekend even arrived. Will continue to work the plan, changing as needed.

      Thank you for your contribution to the discussion. 🌍

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    1. Oh, Lillian. You are so spot on. The words of description and the sentiments of many of the artists in written word and small video recordings, captured me from the minute I walked in through every exhibit. And the exhibits! Every emotion from delight, surprise, awe, respect, and reverence… to dread, disgust, sadness, and fear can be evoked by the displays at the Heard Museum.
      The day at the Heard was just the day away trip away I needed. Returned feeling so inspired, enthused, and refreshed, and with much to think about and photos to peruse. All my best to you. Always a pleasure when you stop by. Enjoy your weekend. 🌍

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    1. I’m currently focused on the food coming into my kitchen. Reducing packaging by bulk purchases of things like tea, herbs, grains, wild rice. Trying to remember to bring all my pretty cloth bags to carry food from the market, and most of all the waste. We are big and conscientious recycles. I am really appalled by the amount of food that is wasted in my house, and am finding that the culprit is cooking too much. That I am no longer cooking for a family,nor live in the coast Southern village where we were always cooking for each other for a variety of reasons and everything that was cooked had someone who could/would enjoy it. Reducing recipes and portions is difficult for me. Working on it.

      Yes indeed Cathy, I too wish everyone would respect their Mother Earth, but I’m finding that I can only control my own footprint on the planet and my shoe size is still way too big.

      All my best to you, and thank you for stopping by.

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      1. We are big recyclers and composers. I avoid plastics. I’m only cooking for 2 now so am able to keep my fridge mostly empty. I shop more often but try to eat what I buy. I’m trying to eat like the French do. Buy fresh daily and eat it. That way there is no waste.


        1. Many US City people do that also. I like that notion of walking to the markets in the morning and hand selecting from the vendors so much. We do have seasonalweekly Farmers Markets here which I am eager to explore. For now it is a short drive to the market and I will settle into this once a week feeling normal, and then go for a bi-week. I do know that this weeks changes of buying for one week and cooking smaller amounts has made a huge, ninety percent immediate drop in waste. Thank you for stopping by and contributing to the conversation. 🌎


          1. I didn’t mean Canadians. I was talking about my own family. Not everyone in Canada is as diligent as we (my family) are. Not all Provinces and States are equal either. This planet has a LOOOONNNGG way to go.

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  2. What a wonderful post and explanation of the bellybutton. I have been to the Indian cliff dwellings of Mesa Verde in Southwestern Colorado and often pictured in my mind how life must have been there for these tribes. Earth Day is a good reminder to all of us. Thanks.


    1. Oh you are so right. In the future the way humans live on the planet may turn into something very much different than what we are accustomed to now. The writers of science fiction do give us some very interesting scenarios to consider.
      Thank you for stopping by. All my best to you.

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