I could post daily and never run out of thoughts, stories and images about nature! Every so often man literally bulldozes his way through nature, and my heart breaks with each tree that is needlessly destroyed. Years ago I witnessed this when the old-growth trees were felled on a petite island that once belonged to my grandfather. The owner, a close friend of our family, left the island to a well-known conservation group, so that it would always be a wildlife haven. The group quickly sold it, and the new owners toppled the timber like dominoes.
Many of you are aware of my frustrations with new destruction in my backyard here on the equator. The damage is finished, but two years later, there has been no new growth in the sterile areas.
What does it take to awaken and educate those who still bully their way through life? Holistic options are often more successful and much less costly. A few choicely-felled trees might have played a healthier role in stabilizing the riverbank and building new earth where the kingfishers once lived.
As Tracey Chapman reminds us, heaven’s here on earth.
Another post from August 2012 addresses my love for nature and concern for our planet:
Have a good week, everyone!