I don’t know who to thank for the tip to see Planet Earth. Thank you, unknown friend!
Here’s the deal: whenever a blog or essay mentions a book that I want to read, I go to and add the book to my Reminder list. And when someone mentions a DVD, I go to Netflix and add it to my queue. We watched the first episode of the first disc last night and were…enthralled. Our 4 year old grandson was with us taking in the elephants, penguins, caribou, and impalas.
After ten minutes of viewing I knew that this was a set that any decent person who goes by the name Papa or Nana needs to own. Oh. My.
The emergence of a polar bear from hibernation, a bird-of-paradise courtship dance, a great white shark suspended above the ocean, aerial views of mass migrations — wildlife photography like you’ve never seen before.
This is what I want you to do. Go to Planet Earth where there is a 14 minute sampler. Bet you can’t just watch 3 minutes of it! If you are impressed, look over to the right. Used copies of the entire set are starting at $15.00. I ordered one this morning.
I’m certain the makers of this media didn’t intend it to be a devotional tool, but I can’t wait a sequence without awe, without thinking, “This is my Father’s world.”
Hi Carol, yes, the series provides incredible views and facts — my youngest son and I have watched each one (a couple of times at least)
We love these, too! We got them from the library earlier in the winter and my first thought was, “I wish I had a better tv!” (Not my usual reaction.)
Yes!! So extraordinary the footage they have been able to gather for the entire series. It is well worth the price and more!! I think that they are going to be showing part of it for a special limited time feature in the theaters soon, and even though we’ve seen the whole series, I very much hope we can go. Seeing it on the big screen would be unbelievable!
P.S.- Your final comment brought to mind a beautiful piece by a Catholic blogger that I read last year, entitled, “The Gospel According to the Bird of Paradise.” http://principiumunitatis.blogspot.com/2008/07/gospel-according-to-bird-of-paradise.html
Thank you! I’m off to set up an account…and update my Netflix Queue!
The kids and I borrowed this from the library, but didn’t have enough time to watch the whole thing – we can only keep DVDs out for a week. I really need to buy a set.Carrie