The Earth gives us sanctuary and sustains us in all things. Aside from being a provider, she is also a designer, inventor and teacher among many other things. She is kind but can never be tamed. That last is quite likely what saves us all from ourselves in the end.
This is the only home we have. Mother Earth gave life to us. She was here millions of years before we were. The Earth is kind enough to provide all that is necessary to allow us to exist, but if we keep destroying her, she may not be able to continue supporting us.
She can create and she can destroy. The picture above was taken on April 5th when we had rain that turned to an ice storm in the night. That was after we had a couple of weeks of warm weather when everything was sprouting and beginning to bloom.
We need our Earth to live, but she does not need us. We owe it to her and to ourselves to respect her kindness, her gifts. After all, she breathed life into us, not the other way around.