On this Earth Day, 2013, I decided to share this wonderful song which I remember England Dan and John Ford Coley recorded in 1976. The words, “Love is the answer” are still as true now as they were then, but the ‘ticket to paradise’ is just as elusive.
“Name your price
A ticket to paradise
I can’t stay here any more
And I’ve looked high and low
I’ve been from shore to shore to shore
If there’s a short cut I’d have found it
But there’s no easy way around it
Light of the world, shine on me
Love is the answer
Shine on us all, set us free
Love is the answer
Tell me, are we alive, or just a dying planet?
What are the chances?
Ask the man in your heart for the answers
And when you feel afraid, love one another
When you’ve lost your way, love one another
When you’re all alone, love one another
When you’re far from home, love one another
When you’re down and out, love one another
All your hope’s run out, love one another
When you need a friend, love one another
When you’re near the end, love one another
We’ve got to love one another.”
Here are just a few pics of some of the natural wonders of our world, which I’ve been privileged to see. The amazing wild animals, some of which are in danger of extinction because man has neglected to properly protect and care for their well-being. “Love is the answer.”
Another song which also came to mind, of is of course, “What a wonderful world.” How amazing are the truly natural wonders of our world.
We need to really care for this wonderful world we live in, to ensure its preservation for our children and our children’s children. Love is the answer.
Love is indeed the answer and our planet needs all the love and care it can get. Beautiful images of nature.
What a wonderful post , and such lovely photos . I really fell in love with the black swan. I have a lot of blog reading to catch up with now … The past week i haven´t got any time to sit down and read anything …
So your photos is just as balm for my eyes // Maria
It’s truly a wonderful world, and this was a wonderful post. 🙂
Thanks so much, Inga. 🙂
What a fitting and lovely post. 🙂
Thank you. So glad you enjoyed. 🙂
You have giving us a beautiful post for earth day. The photos you took of animals and nature with the rainbow are amazing. The song What A Wonderful World also came to my mind.
BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!
Thanks, Francine. I love that song. 🙂
What a superb ode to mother Earth! Great shots especially of the big cats 🙂
Thanks so much, Madhu. 🙂
Great photos for Earth Day Sylvia. 🙂
Thanks so much, LuAnn.
well, you already traveled to a lot of paradise.. wonderful photos 🙂
Thanks, Elizz. 🙂
Great post dear AD, I loved all these photographs… Thank you, Blessing to our home, Earth! Love, nia
Thanks so much, Nia. Yes, “Blessing to our home” indeed. It’s the only one we have. 🙂
your beautiful photos remind us of the glories of this wonderful world, thanks for a lovely post ad!
You’re so welcome, Christine.
Such a beautiful post and loved the photo’s AD! Thanks for sharing hon. 🙂
Thanks, Sonel. You’re so welcome. Glad you enjoyed. 🙂
Always do hon. Sometimes I am so in awe that I can’t find the words. 🙂 *hugs*
ciao! just the right message…love is the answer. luvFAB post.
Thanks so much. 🙂
Okay … you totally had me at … england dan and john ford coley. I have always LOVED this song. I feared that I might be the only one around who even remembers it exists. I love everything about this post from the song to your beautiful photos. As someone who loves animals (almost) more than people, the photos are so appropriate in reminding us of the beautiful diversity of nature that will be lost if we don’t get our ^%$#! together. Thanks. Fellow Life Buser Pam and I had the honor of spending time in Africa on safari among these magnificent animals … Seeing these animals in the wild was breathtaking.
Glad you enjoyed the blast from the past, lexi. It’s a wonderful song and often plays on my iPod. I’m so happy you’ve been able to enjoy some wildlife time in Africa. 🙂
Oh boy, have you ever sent me down memory lane by quoting that duo…love it. Your pictures are absolutely fabulous!
A journey down memory lane is always a good thing, Elisa. 🙂
What a beautiful tribute to the Earth on this Earth Day. Amazing 😀
Thanks, Diane. Glad you enjoyed. 🙂
AHHHH – another beautiful post that brings the world to my computer. Thank you…
“What’s the use of a fine house if you haven’t got a tolerable planet to put it on?”
― Henry David Thoreau, Familiar Letters
Thank, Rebecca. Love that quote. It’s so true, isn’t it? 😕
Fabulous, ad. Adding to my virtual travel ;-).
Thanks, Gemma. 🙂
A beautiful collection of photos to celebrate earth day. Love the music.
Thanks, Lynne. 🙂
Oh so very true…. love your tribute. I try to do my bit.
Thanks, Gunta. Yes, me too.
A wonderful collection to promote Earth Day.Have nice day
Thanks so much, Stefan. 🙂
Wow! What an incredible collection of photos Sylvia and what a great tribute for earth day. My favorite photos are the lion and the rainbow at (what I think is) Vic Falls
I also enjoyed listening to the music. I agree that love is the answer. 😀
Thanks, Rosie. Yes, that is Vic Falls, and the other rainbow is New England in the fall. 🙂
Love the music and pics…thanks Sylvia.
Thanks, David. 🙂
Got me singing, girl! And there’s plenty to sing about in these photos. 🙂
Thanks, Jo. Love that song too. 🙂
Really super Sylvia, I love the cheetah, such a sleek elegant creature, how lucky to get so close.
Thanks, Gilly. Yes, I could have stroked the cheetah if I’d just reached my hand out of the Jeep window, but I thought it wasn’t a wise thing to do. 😀
Us silly humans – we have all this and the only thing we do with it is to completely screw it up – go figure!!
Lovely pics AD
Thanks so much. So true. Aren’t we a sad lot? 😦 xx
A fantastic and wonderful … tribute! Stunning photo and respectful caring words. Wonderful. My favorite photo has to be the black swan with her chicks on her bag, so wonderful. I done a post about how be one with nature today.
Thank you so much, Viveka. I’m glad you enjoyed this. 🙂
No song takes me back to the ’70s like Love Is the Answer. 😉 Great photos and post, Sylvia, and happy Earth Day to you!
Thanks so much Ruth. That song is a regular on my iPod. 🙂
Hi. *waving* love one another…I adore that!
Wonderful pictures and a beautiful world. Hugs Paula xxx. :)?
Thanks so much, Paula. Hugs to you. 🙂
Wonderful post, ad. I love your pictures.
Thanks, Hopestar. Hugs to you. 🙂
A beautiful post, thank you. And, yes love is the answer. Paulette
Thanks so much, Paulette. Glad you agree with me . 🙂
That white owl looks so cute and I once had hair like those two guys 🙄
He does, and yes, you did once have hair. 😀
Perfect collection and words to celebrate this day! 🙂
Thanks, Andy. 🙂
so much on me soapbox that I forgot about the song…yes it is as relevant today as it was then…Love each other!
absolutely stunning pictures…MAN is to blame for the damage to the Earth , the extinction of animals, the enviroment…if only we could get all of us to love this Earth and its animals as some of us do. Elephants being killed for money, tigers for money, trees cut down for money… no matter how much money we make in killing the Earth we cannot take it with us when we die so what is the point…why cannot these people see this?…. A good subject and one that gets me going on my soapbox.
Thanks so much. I absolutely agree with you.
ED&JFC. Now that’s a “blast from the past.” I remember “spinning” that 45 back in the day when I was a deejay. Anywho, nice post and great pics. Happy Terra Firma 2 u, 2.
Thanks, Tom. Glad you enjoyed the pics and the blast of ED&JFC. 🙂
All beautiful pictures, Sylvia, for Earth Day. I love all your animals, especially the spotted cat (is that a cheetah or leopard?) Anyway, happy earth day to you. 🙂
Thanks so much, Cathy. The cheetah is really beautiful, isn’t she? Happy Earth Day to you too. 🙂
Thanks for telling me which cat it is! 🙂
A wonderful collection to promote Earth Day. Given your travels, you have experienced much of what this planet has to offer, thus you share it here daily. Well done!!!
Thanks so much, Frank. 🙂