#Words and #PictureOfTheDay: 02/May/22

The narrow river valley of the East Lyn River as it flows down to the sea in Devon. How patient is nature in its carving of our natural world. How long, I wonder, did it take for flowing water to cut through the rocky hills and form this lovely landscape?

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I’ll be offline till 19th May, so won’t be here to respond to comments, likes, follows, or questions. But please continue to interact and I’ll do my best to catch up with everything on my return. Also, this month will be the last displaying daily pictures. I’ll then post a picture of natural beauty once a week. Please see the explanation below.

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Uncounted millions dwell in ugly, overcrowded, unsanitary slum cities, but most of humanity lives among natural wonders. Some are immune to natural beauty, and some actively dislike it, preferring to ‘tame’ it and even working to destroy the only planet we can inhabit.
These daily posts are placed here to encourage joy and respect for the natural world, and to inspire love of a planet that’s a marvel of unlikely coincidences.
We may be the only sentient species in the universe. We may never know. Immense distances in space and time mean we’re unlikely to meet, or even effectively connect with, any other sentient lifeform.
So, we must live as if we’re the only life form conscious of our existence. We can either benefit all life forms, or act 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 interwoven with nature. Is it wise to ignore this?
If you want to spread joy in our wonderful planet and encourage respect and responsibility for it, please share these posts on social media (‘share’ buttons below make it easy), comment with your thoughts, and help sustain our environment for the future. Thank you. After all, Earth is our only home.
I will, however, be ending this series at the end of May, as it has somewhat overtaken a website I set up to talk about books and writing, and this aspect has necessarily taken a back seat for some time. I started this series of daily posts a while ago, when the Covid pandemic began, and many people were first confined to their homes without the opportunity to get out and enjoy nature. That has now changed. It’s time for me to return to my writing, which also tends to encourage a love of nature, even when the stories may be set in an alien or a future environment.

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2 thoughts on “#Words and #PictureOfTheDay: 02/May/22

  1. I hope you are off for a holiday of walking, Stuart. Bob Voyage and have a great time! I do like to see river valleys – it gives one a sense of the power of water!

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