A rainy day in the forest. This puddle is a more or less permanent feature in this spot. So much so that local amphibians (we think either toads or newts) have taken to laying their spawn there. We often used to walk past and watch the tadpoles wriggling. But, recently, there’s been work carried out nearby using heavy machinery to modernise the power lines that pass through here on tall poles. It looks as though that disturbance has scared off the small wildlife this year. We’ll have to see if they return next spring. I hope so.
Humanity lives 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?
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