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What's Unique About Hermit Crabs?

Nature inspires much of my art!

The Daily Prompt nudged me into another hard-to-resist post.    “Photographers, artists, and poets: show us NATURE.

They know about the jaguar that escorted me home one full-moon night!

A jaguar escorted me home one full-moon night!

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.

mangroves P1400876 last bend

..S.ometimes Mother Nature bites back!!!!

…Sometimes Mother Nature bites back!!!!

The vanishing mangroves.  So pretty one day and then gone...

The vanishing mangroves. So pretty one day and then gone…

A year later, Madre Tierre bit back again! (Take your sign and shove it downstream!)

A year later, Madre Tierra bit back again! (Take that sign and shove it downstream!)

P1720596 muni sign in rio jama

A lone sign and a mountain of boulders replaced the mangroves…

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.

I am the king of t his river!

I am the king of t his river!

Catch me if you can!

Catch me if you can!

Another post from August 2012 addresses my love for nature and concern for our planet:

Who Me?  Passionate About Nature?

Have a good week, everyone!

Z

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