Stewards of the Earth (extended tour)

You are always there for me;

              when life gets too heavy, and the burdens too much

It is you I can turn to

It is you who restores, wholly

It is you, I will return to

Mother Earth

my healer


Additional photos added since first published (February 18, 2023). Enjoy the groovy sounds and the Sonoran Desert sights.

A special shout out to three inspirational bloggers who are respecting and nurturing their corner of the earth:

Danielle at The Introverted Homesteader has an aesthetically appealing blog rich in healthy tips from her and her husband’s homestead in Nevada. They left California four years ago and purchased a foreclosure with “breathtaking views of the Sierra Mountains” with the goal of raising their children in a different environment. They have worked tirelessly on that land, turning a foreclosed property into a peaceful place where they can raise their children to respect the food they grow, the land they live on, and to love God. It appears they are succeeding! Danielle shared part of her land with me, sending me seeds that I am excited to grow.

Markus and Micah are two adventurous souls, living in Bataan Philippines, who promote a healthy lifestyle. They “live slow and eat well.” They left their previous lives as a researcher on climate change and migration for the United Nations, and a university clinical instructor and registered nurse (respectively) to become wellness retreat and program designers, certified yoga teachers, travelers, content creators, home cooks, and tiny house owners. They also contribute to a sea turtle hatchery called, Pag-asa Pawikan Protection and Conservation Center. They recently sent me a photo of a nest that started hatching. ๐Ÿข

Thank you for visiting and viewing. Hope you enjoyed the stroll! Be well. ๐Ÿ’— Michele

Photos: my images, except for the last image of me in video (thanks nice lady Brenda from Indiana) and the turtles (I wish I was with the turtles!)

ยฉ 2023 MyInspiredLife

99 thoughts on “Stewards of the Earth (extended tour)

  1. Mother Earth is my hero. ๐Ÿฆ‹โค๏ธ Getting โ€˜back to the landโ€™ is a trend Iโ€™m loving to see. My friend started a womenโ€™s homesteading group here and itโ€™s up to like 100 members. Our town only has 2,000 people, so 100 and growing is pretty amazing. Before we moved, we had a huge garden. Hoping to get another one soon. Go Mother Nature!! Beautiful post. I admire people getting back to the roots!

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    1. ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒŽ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป Back to the land – a growing trend, yes! I also enjoy seeing the farm-to-table movement. Five percent – that’s great! That is a small town – how charming. ๐Ÿ˜Š Most high schools have that many students where I live, and we have a lot of high schools! I am excited for spring gardening. Best of luck with yours! ๐ŸŒฑ Thanks so much, Jessica, for the visit and share.

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      1. Whoa! Most high schools have that many students?? Jaw dropped! โค๏ธ๐Ÿฆ‹โค๏ธ Thanks! Gardening sounds really great. Two weeks ago, we had a huge ice storm. The temperature now is 30 degrees! Ha

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  2. A touching poem with truly inspiring Blogger’s stories that are shared. All of you together deserve a bows for being such an amazing human spreading inspirations to tge world n people. Loves for this dear Michelle โค ๐Ÿฅฐ have a great time ahead.

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  3. Such a fascinating poem and an article written by so beautiful and powerful dear friend ๐ŸŒน๐Ÿ™โค๏ธโœ๏ธ so admiring my friend your photo, your favourite cactus so mind blowing to view,
    Your poem so inspiration of mother earth and small turtle’s beauty and music super cool,
    A great poet only can discribe it so beautifully , that is you ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿ’โค๏ธ grace wishes dear ๐Ÿ‘โœ๏ธ

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    1. Oh yes, we inhabit a most spectacular place where miracles occur every day! One just needs to watch a tiny bird build a nest, to witness the miraculous. โœจ I am grateful for your visit and sincere connection. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

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    1. A lot of people dream of embarking on a radical change that can lead to a healthier lifestyle, but few actually follow through. It was my treat to highlight them, and to share the Garden, of course. Thank you, Rebecca! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  4. Danielle

    Lovely photo of you Michele and poem! Thank you for your sweet words! Hopeful those seeds do wonderful for you you despite our slightly different desert climates! Happy Saturday โค๏ธ

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    1. You are most kind! I stink at selfies, if that’s what you are referring to. ๐Ÿ˜‚ I made myself laugh, so that’s something! We’ve had a cold snap, but it should start warming up. I look forward to watching your seeds grow. I will keep you updated. ๐Ÿ˜ Thank you so very much, Danielle, for those thoughtful gifts, for your detailed and inspiring blog, and for your words here today. Happy Saturday to you and yours!๐Ÿ’—


  5. Lovely poem and photo of you Michele ! A lot of our restaurants, in the area I live, are Farm to Table. I love that. I try to grow a few of my own vegetables but we travel so much it’s difficult to look after them. I admire people who practice sustainable living.

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    1. Thank you very much! I love the garden this time of year into the spring. No wildflowers yet, but soon! ๐ŸŒป I have to travel for Farm to Table, but I sure do love it! Tending to plants is a job, both outside and inside! I am going to plant a few things tomorrow. ๐Ÿ˜Š Happy Sunday to you!

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  6. Oh my goodness Michele my Belle, thanks so much for gracing us with that amazing montage of nature inspired photos. I love your poem and love that last photo of you in a garden flanked by cacti! ๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŒต๐Ÿฅฐ Thanks for also sharing those bloggers who are committed to highlighting nature is such a loving and intimate way. Have a Nature-licious weekend my dear! ๐ŸŒณ๐Ÿ“ธ๐Ÿ˜˜๐ŸŒต๐Ÿค—๐Ÿฅ‚๐Ÿ’–

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    1. The DBG is an inspiring place. ๐ŸŒต Can’t hug a cactus, but still beautiful, from a distance! ๐Ÿ˜ I did land in a good spot with that last photo. That worked out, meeting a nice lady at the end of my stroll through the garden. ๐Ÿœ๏ธ I felt honored to share those two blogs. Thanks for appreciating with me, Kymmy. Nature-licious – yes! Enjoy your corner of the world! ๐Ÿค—๐ŸŒณ๐Ÿ’—

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      1. Awww Michele my Belle, you are Super-licious! Where is Webster or Oxford dictionaries when you need them? ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜‚ Continue to bask in the essence of your wonderful world of nature my dear. Cheers to a wonderful week ahead! ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿฅ‚๐ŸŒž๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ“ธ๐Ÿ˜˜๐ŸŒต๐Ÿฅฐ

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