Somebody in our government gets a fabulous salary to dream up "national this or that" days to satisfy someone else's whimsey. "Earthday" has, to me, always seemed to be a stupid named-day or weekend to celebrate - until recently when it is becoming obvious sea levels are rising to dangerous levels, storms are stronger and more destructive, seasonal changes in heat and cold are becoming more unbearable for man, animals and plants.
Some ancient cultures seem to always have been attuned to these conditions beyond our control. Asian cultures use the abundance of quick growing straight and strong bamboo as a building material for everything from houses and boats to chopsticks.
This scene was inspired while hiking in Bhutan, by a people with simple needs or desires but filled with happiness and smiles.
Just sayin' Happy Earth Day.