The Gift We Walk Upon

It’s so easy to take things for granted… people we love, places we live, our lot in life, the planet.  The complexities of life  are so distracting, as we busily go our way, no wonder the Earth and her systems are commonly ignored and abused.  It’s just THERE… no need to worry about it… it’s not GOING ANYWHERE, after all.

All true, but WE may be going somewhere if we don’t find a balanced way to spend our time here… down the road to extinction, along with countless other living things that have disappeared over the ages.  Ultimately, extinction from this planet is unavoidable… the trick is to buy enough time to find other places to go and ways to get there.  We won’t have that time available unless we slow our assault on Earth and put our focus on understanding the processes of the Universe, specifically how those processes affect life on our planet and what contingencies to pursue when we eventually find ourselves in the cross hairs of  some Celestial event.

Currently, I’m contributing to our time allotted by maintaining a small carbon footprint, but I can see that I need to do more.

In the meantime, here are a few gifts Earth has given to me..

Boulder Whitecloud Mountains, Idaho

Local Color, Coloma, CA

Smokey Lake… Baker Creek, Idaho

Joshua Tree… Joshua Tree National Monument, CA

Yellowstone Falls

More later…




  1. Diane Binnings · · Reply

    these are exquisite…thanks for sharing!

    1. Thank you Diane! Nature is a constant inspiration…

  2. Diane Binnings · · Reply

    I agree wholeheartedly with your blog. I live in a house that is under 800 square feet (it would be nice to have room for a studio) and I recycle way more than I waste but as you say, need to do more. I need to drive less for one thing…not to say I wouldn’t love to drive up to Idyho to visit you! What are you doing in August?

  3. Some of my family members weren’t very environmentally conscious and, like so many others, would rather argue the point defending their actions, than reason the thing out and find a better way. As a result, and the fact that I tend to avoid confrontations, my usual technique for environmental responsibility is through example rather than debate. I admit, it can be slow going… waiting for the fruits of our labors to be recognized and adopted by others, so it never hurts to share knowledge and insights with a willing ear when offered, even if it is preaching to the choir. The way I look at it is, even a simple conversation might inspire someone with more where-with-all to carry the concept forward and on a greater scale. LESS IS MORE…
    In August I will be here in the Rockies, enjoying the weather and the views… great time for a visit!

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