257. Nature Will Always Find A Way

Yesterday in Ruth's Blog [photoblog.com], she expressed concern at how we are killing the planet. This post may give a different side to the story, because it seems to me that whenever humans leave a patch of land for just a short time nature at first takes a little foothold and very soon starts to thrive. And the plant that seems to thrive the most (at least in this neck of the woods) is Budlea otherwise known as the butterfly bush. So perhaps the worry shouldn't be whether there'll be any butterflys for the humans to see, but whether there'll be any humans for the butterflys to see.

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    • # Marsha

      Yes, all previous civilizations are covered over while nature (or other civilizations) thrive on top of them. Nothing is permanent or ever will be....everything moves in cycles no matter how humans choose to act or react. Guess the question is....does that give humans the right to cause harm to nature? Shouldn't we strive to live in accordance with the laws of nature since we are part of it? That's the ideal, but we all drive on roads, live in dwellings, use products, etc. that have to have come about by destroying nature in some way. In fact, many of the things in the modern world that give us convenience, comfort and enjoyment (i.e.,computers, cameras, cars) are certainly not "natural." Practices like polluting the air we breathe and leaving dangerous substances in rivers and soil have to be unacceptable, but how far should we go in establishing a clean earth? Again, I'm just asking the question....of course, I believe we should all do our part to personally engage in environmentally sound practices, but how far does that go? No doubt when Mother Earth gets tired of the mess she'll "clean up" and the cycle will begin again. Thought-provoking post, Jon.

      2009.07.31 Reply Cancel

    • # Michael Sakowicz

      Well said Marsha. Jon, I agree your post is very stimulating, but I still think we need to be a lot more conscious of how we treat the world. I think the bottom line is, in the past 50-100 years, the earth has seen such a build up of infrastructure and population, it is tough for it to keep up with. Again, I agree that there is a cycle and the world will find a way, but I have to think it gets tougher and tougher a lot of us do not help it. Great post!

      2009.07.31 Reply Cancel

    • # Lauren Sanderson

      what an amazing concept, nature really does rule all. we can invade its space for a while but it will always find its way back, demonstrated beautifully by your photos.

      2009.07.31 Reply Cancel

    • # Robel Narte

      Very nice set Jon..great post ...yes indeed i agree with marsha...To destroy a public building is called Vandalism...to destroy a forest we call it development...thank a lot for sharing my friend!

      2009.08.09 Reply Cancel

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