Spring brings colour and life to the forest as the trees don their bright new leaves to flutter and grow in the increasing sunlight. Once skylit paths now lie beneath the shade of foliage, dappled here and there by openings above. The air is milder. Birds chirrup and sing their mating calls as they collect fallen twigs for new nests. And shy deer peer from shadows as we pass as silently as tough walking soles allow. It is a period of renewal, new life, brilliant fresh colour unstained by the dust the summer will bring. A time to breathe in fresh, oxygen rich atmosphere and fill the lungs with clean sustaining air.
We live among natural wonders. Some people ignore and others actively dislike such beauty, even working to destroy the only world we can inhabit.
These daily posts are to encourage joy in nature, respect for the natural world, in hope of inspiring love of a planet that’s a marvel of unlikely coincidences.
We may be alone in the universe as a living species with sentience. But we may never know. Vast distances in time and space mean we’re unlikely to meet, or even effectively connect with, other sentient lifeforms.
So, we must live as if we’re the only life form conscious of existence and able to modify our environment. We can benefit all life forms, or act entirely selfishly in the mistaken and self-destructive belief we’re apart from nature. History, science, and common sense show us daily how intricately we’re part of nature. Is it wise to ignore this simple fact?
If you’d like to spread joy in our wonderful planet and encourage respect and responsibility for it, will you share these posts on social media (‘share’ buttons below make it easy), comment with your thoughts, and help sustain our environment for the future? After all, Earth is our only home. Thank you.
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