When Nature Smiles.....

“…..When Nature Smiles”…..

As our society becomes more advanced we tend to discount the power nature still exerts over our everyday lives.Little things that at one time were a matter of life and death are no more than a mild inconvenience it seems?.If its cold ,we turn up the heat,if we are hungry we go to the supermarket, if we are thirsty we go to the tap for water..It has not always been so easy to tame the ravages of “nature”. There was a time when we had to put more effort into our thoughts about survival…. “When Nature Smiles”……..Do not be so easily fooled by these modern advancements!.. With the floods and the earthquake in Japan so fresh in the memories of so many it gives me pause to consider how much we have really advanced. We are such a arrogant species as to believe we are so strong as to be able to stand up to nature..We build nice big walls to tame the mighty seas,we build nuclear reactors that provide us the life giving power we so desperately need behind these walls against nature.We constantly want to live ever closer to the sea so we build our homes and businesses as close to the heart of nature as we can humanly get….“When Nature Smiles”….With careless disregard for not only history but of the elusive “common sence”, we build and defy the laws of nature. We seem to forget that nature is as nature has always been!. It is the power that that shapes our world with very little regard for human life or property. It can reshape what we think of as normal.. We assume we are stronger,smarter or even wiser than nature ,WE ARE NOT.. We are but grains of sand on a vast beach that stretches to the horizon and into the millennia of time. We (as a species) have learned after thousands of years to co-exist with nature… “When Nature Smiles”….We grow crops in the desert ,we drive impressive vehicles through the snow,we insulate against the cold of the deepest winter ..A wonderful symbiosis…“When Nature Smiles”…We can sit on the beach with SPF40 on and not get burned,we build reservoirs to control floods and we have great resorts in the deepest snow to ski on….“When Nature Smiles” all is good and good is all!…Until Nature has a bad day,a day she does not smile but rather frowns. The wondrous nature of a sublime sunset or a intense shadow of a tree on a snowy field becomes somehow a distant foggy memory in a instant. The earth shifts and the flood comes .The small,infinitesimal structures of man become nothing more than the toys in a giant natural bathtub.Our superior construction techniques are deemed to be quite inferior in a instant of perfect clarity. How arrogant to think we can control nature…. In one instant,in one small area she is able to wreak havoc over man..Millions of men,women and children at dire risk because nature had a little hiccup.A little bit of anger.. …“When Nature Frowns”..We must always respect the superior authority nature has over the natural world.Respect her moods and her ability to control our destinies. She can give us so much in so many ways but she can reclaim that gift in the heartbeat of time. Our society is not so grand when we consider the emotions of nature. We are but pawns.. Our fore-fathers taught us to live in peaceful coexistence with the life giving ability of nature, …“When Nature Smiles”…. We need to respect the moments in time that nature is not smiling,….“When nature Frowns”…Relish in the images we create with our cameras and brushes. Record the beauty and the diversity,the butterfly and the sunset. But don’t forget to record the tears and the anguish!. these powerful images are as important as the Loon on a foggy morning..Don’t forget to record the marvelous reactors sitting in total destruction or the family drowned trying to flee the flood.Don’t forget to record the tears….“When Nature Frowns”…

A excerpt from “The epitaph of an Addicted Photographer”…. by Dennis

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Please see the image that prompted these thoughts in the “writing” area of my portfolio. Its posted right next to this piece of my mind..

When Nature Smiles.....

ducilla

Dayton, United States

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A few thoughts that keep repeating in my head as I travel through the wondrous nature of Zion National Park,Utah,USA

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