(Taken in the Redwood forest of Northern California)
“The spirit lives in quiet contemplation of the forest and the woods. A part of the stream and river always leaving…never understood. Surrounded by mountain, pasture, clover and land. Never asking for a handout …only a helping hand.”
We as a modern society live our lives to the fullest extent possible rarely giving thought to what damage we are doing to the world around us. Most of us were raised believing that all was good and that all would continue to stay that way without effort or thought on our part. But the truth if far from that naive thought. On a daily and moment by moment basis we are slowly creating a world that can not be inhabited by even the lowly frog…much less the blessed generations that will come after us. It is not too late to “do something about it” but it is getting close to being too late. The glaciers are melting, the polar caps too. Thousands of Gods creations are extinct at our hands and many more will soon be too. Doing small things does help and is worth the effort: recycling, thinking before we buy something that doesn’t really need to be replaced….buying things that are easily recycled or composted…buying cleaning products that do not destroy the environment…so many small things…each one helping…and adding up to a larger change. We can not undue all of the damage we have done but we can lessen our current impact. Natural cycles will always occur causing melt offs or giant freezes. Volcanoes will destroy entire villages and towns…we can not change what nature does…only what we do. So make a change today…something small…something that you will remember to continue to do. You will feel better and the earth will too.
Taken with a Canon Rebel XSi with an 18-55mm lens.
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