The notion of Mother Nature is not something I hold dear to myself, so I often have opportunity to laugh at the rest of the world who does.
A Xerox add that arrived today - "Only Mother Nature can create colour more vibrant. But can she do it at 35 ppm?"
On a bar of soap I have at home - "Family is Nature's way of giving us friends."
The other day I had a mental picture of a little girl asking her mother, "Mommy, what's the different between Mother Nature and God?"