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Hibiscus isn't JUST for tea!

Hibiscus isn’t JUST for tea!

WordPress Weekly Challenge asks for examples of Delicate.  Before reading the text, I thought of the delicate texture of hibiscus blossoms that often find their way into my food and drink!

While waiting for the post to load (connection speeds are often brutally slow here!) I pondered a more serious post that addressed the delicate balance between man and nature.   The story is here:  A FRAGILE BALANCE – The Decline of the Olive Ridley Sea Turtle.

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The turtle returned to the quiet beach, nested, returned to the sea, yet humans raided the nest!

The delicate balance between man and nature often causes dysfunction between  the rights of nature versus modern progress.  Here are a few examples that balance moments I’ve sadly witnessed against others that give hope.

Probing the sand with sticks, poachers find the  nest and quickly raid it beneath the cloak of darkness.

Probing the sand with sticks, poachers find the nest and quickly raid it beneath the cloak of darkness.

Sunset Memories - Playa  San Miguel, Costa Rica

Sunset Memories – Playa San Miguel, Costa Rica

Many organizations work worldwide to protect the nesting sea turtles.  Volunteers help biologists patrol the beaches during nesting season.  They help educate the locals about the delicate balance between civilization and marine life.   The RED LIGHT DISTRICT tells more about saving the olive ridley.

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Man destroys the mangroves and beaches by literally bulldozing and altering the pristine areas; this directs our attention to insensitive arrogant methods that should be addressed.  A delicate compromise might give both a win-win option.   Removing mangroves and beach sand is illegal in most areas, though in some places the destruction continues.

Nooooo! Don't Push Down My Home!

Nooooo! Don’t Push Down My Home!

The Delicate

The delicate balance Has toppled (La Division/EC)  How can this be happening?!

Hasn’t anyone heard that beach sand spells ‘failure’ for concrete construction?   Don’t they realize that beaches shouldn’t be plundered?

Can you imagine returning to your home beach to find that it's been plundered?!  Thankfully Playa San Miguel, Costa Rica welcomes the return of the sea turtles!

Can you imagine returning to your home beach to find no safe place to lay eggs? Thankfully Playa San Miguel, Costa Rica welcomes the return of the sea turtles!

Ah, to have the freedom of a vast ocean!

Ah, to have the freedom of a vast ocean and then to be confined to a circular pool!  There’s a delicate balance between sharing our planet’s treasures with the public and granting these creatures freedom.

If this young man grows up to treasure our natural resources, this turtle's captivity is justified.

If this young man grows up to treasure our natural resources, this turtle’s captivity is justified.

As we reflect on the alarming global changes affecting our planet,  we should remember to treasure and preserve our natural resources.   Our descendants will (might?) thank us.

Thanks, WordPress, for a great theme!

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