07 Apr

Trees

Joyce Kilmer wrote a well-know poem that began
I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.”

Ogden Nash, the US poet, wrote a parody on this
I think that I shall never see
a billboard lovely as a tree.
Perhaps, unless the billboards fall,
I’ll never see a tree at all.”

Visual pollution is a major hazard in our cities and along our roadways.  Not just the ugliness, but the barriers it raises between us and the enjoyment of nature.

05 Apr

Earth Day 2019

April 22 marks Earth Day.

The theme for 2019 is PROTECT OUR SPECIES.

“Nature’s gifts to our planet are the millions of species that we know and love, and many more that remain to be discovered. Unfortunately, human beings have irrevocably upset the balance of nature and, as a result, the world is facing the greatest rate of extinction since we lost the dinosaurs more than 60 million years ago. But unlike the fate of the dinosaurs, the rapid extinction of species in our world today is the result of human activity.”  (See more at https://www.earthday.org/campaigns/endangered-species/earthday2019/)

Remember:  “The earth is all that we have in common”.

04 Apr

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