SRI LANKA TRAVELOGUE – DAY 12 – UNAWATUNA

by Antonio Gil January. 03, 2020 510 views
Plastic – the plague of the planet

Plastic – the plague of the planet

Unawatuna beach early in the morning

Unawatuna beach early in the morning

Calm sea

Calm sea

someone was sleeping inside a beach restaurant unaware of the noise environment

someone was sleeping inside a beach restaurant unaware of the noise environment

♫♫ alain souchon caterpillar ♫♫

The Caterpillar

Robert Graves - 1895-1985

Under this loop of honeysuckle,

A creeping, coloured caterpillar,

I gnaw the fresh green hawthorn spray,

I nibble it leaf by leaf away.

Down beneath grow dandelions,

Daisies, old-man's-looking-glasses;

Rooks flap croaking across the lane.

I eat and swallow and eat again.

Here come raindrops helter-skelter;

I munch and nibble unregarding:

Hawthorn leaves are juicy and firm.

I'll mind my business: I'm a good worm.

When I'm old, tired, melancholy,

I'll build a leaf-green mausoleum

Close by, here on this lovely spray,

And die and dream the ages away.

Some say worms win resurrection,

With white wings beating flitter-flutter,

But wings or a sound sleep, why should I care?

Either way I'll miss my share.

Under this loop of honeysuckle,

A hungry, hairy caterpillar,

I crawl on my high and swinging seat,

And eat, eat, eat—as one ought to eat.

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Olga Helys 1 year ago

GREAT

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Antonio Gil Replied to Olga Helys 1 year ago

Merci beaucoup chère Olga

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Jay Boggess 1 year ago

Great variety and love the verse!+1

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Antonio Gil Replied to Jay Boggess 1 year ago

Are you already back? Hope everything went fine with your son down there smile

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Jay Boggess Replied to Antonio Gil 1 year ago

All is well with my Son & his wife & my grand-pupps!
I'll be home for a short while, then I'm off againsmile

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Russell Smith 1 year ago

I love the images in this post. I would concure that plastic is the plague of the planet

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Antonio Gil Replied to Russell Smith 1 year ago

We will solve the problem I'm sure. Thanks dear friend

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José Manuel 1 year ago

Bom trabalho. 😃 😃 🥰🤣🤣

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Antonio Gil Replied to José Manuel 1 year ago

Muchas gracias amigo 😀😀

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Bethany Plonski 1 year ago

Love the mix of subjects in this set! As for #1 - I remember when I taught Latin how my students would always laugh and say the Romans were idiots for putting lead in everything. All I could think of was, that's exactly what future generations will think about us and plastic. You said it perfectly, the plague of the planet.

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Antonio Gil Replied to Bethany Plonski 1 year ago

You were a Latin teacher and you don't wear glasses? 😎😎😎 Just kidding. I'm sure Man will solve the plastic problem as Man has solved the lead problem and others. Thanks dear friend

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Bethany Plonski Replied to Antonio Gil 1 year ago

Oh, I need glasses (blind as a bat without them too), but I usually just wear contacts during the day. Teaching Latin was like the best kept secret, it was so much fun and no one would ever suspect it.  smile I miss it and may end up going back to it someday.

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Buster Bruce 1 year ago

Plastic will be the downfall of man! Only cockroaches and plastic will be around... on a positive note your images were outstanding!

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Antonio Gil Replied to Buster Bruce 1 year ago

I'm confident we will solve this huge problem. Thanks for the kind comment my friend

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Camellia Staab 1 year ago

#4 would be the kind of photo I would take 😜

Strange looking worm, I don't think I have seen one that red. As always great captures.

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Antonio Gil Replied to Camellia Staab 1 year ago

Red means danger smile I agree with you on #4 smile

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Francesc 1 year ago

Interesting mix set ...I love the last one...Great work!!!

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Antonio Gil Replied to Francesc 1 year ago

Gracias amigo. smile

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Berckmans Peter 1 year ago

Welcome in the new year, my friend. Strong start, the plastic mountain is a global problem. Some of these caterpillars have a nasty bite.

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Antonio Gil Replied to Berckmans Peter 1 year ago

Thank you dear friend. Fortunately, she didn't bite me smile

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