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A Letter to Mother Nature: a book review

By: Portlight , 3:32 AM GMT on June 07, 2012

A Letter to Mother Nature: a book review
By Dr. Jeff Masters

One of the features of wunderground.com that I'm most proud of is one all of you can take credit for--our wunderphotos. Each day, users of the web site upload an average of 500 - 600 photos of some of the most beautiful and spectacular natural phenomena on the planet. We all share the same atmosphere, and one really gets a sense of that connection when we look at the wunderphotos, which come from every corner of the planet. Since 2003, 1.5 million wunderphotos have been uploaded, with over half a million just in the past three years. We have a dedicated team of volunteer reviewers that screen each photo, and I owe a big thank-you to all of you who have served as wunderphoto moderators. One of our most dedicated wunderphotographers, Lucy Woodley (wunderhandle: observing), was inspired to collect a set of 90 of her favorite wunderphotos and put them into a book. Her effort, A Letter to Mother Nature, was published this May. Each photo in the book has a sentence above it, poetically describing the scene below. It only takes a few minutes to whip through the book, but the spectacular images and thoughtful text invite one to linger longer and contemplate the natural beauty we are surrounded by. Here's a sampling of the text and images from the book, with wunderphotos by SunsetFL, CameraDiva, and Sharrose:

Dear Mother Nature,
Quite simply, I am in awe
of you and here is why...

You remind us to always look up...

...for there are great wonders overhead.

We can't resist dancing in your meadows.

A Letter to Mother Nature is $14.99 (paperback) from amazon.com. Proceeds from sale of the book go to support the disaster relief charity Portlight.org, founded by members of the wunderground community. I give A Letter to Mother Nature my highest rating, five out of five stars.

The views of the author are his/her own and do not necessarily represent the position of The Weather Company or its parent, IBM.

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2. GadgetGuy2
6:47 PM GMT on June 29, 2012
I put a copy of this booklet on my living room coffee table. It brings a smile to the face and warms their heart of all who thumb though it. No politics. No religion. Just beautiful heart touching photos and captions.

The $15 USD price is well worth the smiles and heartwarming feelings that my guests will experience over the coming years.

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1. yogeshss
7:38 PM GMT on June 13, 2012
These are excellent pic, I am going to share them on my Internet Forum
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