#Words and #PictureOfTheDay: 30/Apr/22

Quiet flows the Wye

In its course through a vale

Long carrying the label  

Area of outstanding beauty

Lined with multitude trees

Watering pasture and meadow

Feeding fish and anglers

Supporting duck and goose

Swan heron and kingfisher

Reflecting wide skies

And thoughts of wonder

At Earth’s natural bounty.

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Much of humanity lives among natural wonders, though many millions also dwell in ugly, overcrowded, unsanitary slum cities, of course. Some people ignore and others actively dislike natural 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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4 thoughts on “#Words and #PictureOfTheDay: 30/Apr/22

    1. The river here is flowing through Tintern Parva, a small village in Wales with a ruined priory. The same river runs at the bottom of our village, too, until it eventually joins the River Severn at Chepstow.

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