The celebrations so many of us engage in at this time of the year - the Sri Lankan New Year (celebrated by both Bhuddist Sinhalese and Hindu Tamil people) , Passover, Easter- have at their centre - a time to share, to be with family and friends, the chance to reflect. Jane has sent some remarkable images to remind us of  the beauty of our Earth.

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(Credit: photomasterpieces.pps)
(Credit:photomasterpieces.pps)
(Credit:photomasterpieces.pps)
(Credit:photomasterpieces.pps)
(Credit:photomasterpieces.pps)

In this busy world we live in don't forget to take time to stop and smell the roses and even more importantly speak to the person tending them.