“To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring--it was peace.”
Who has altered, caused destruction and ruin, polluted, littered, disrespected and disassembled so much of the Creator’s creation?
Things which have intruded upon nature ~ yes, even our homes tucked away in the woods. Many priceless jewels replaced with structures that ultimately go to ruin over time.
Do the most nourishing elements on our earth stem from the purity of the untouched? It doesn’t require much travel to witness what the plans and hands of mankind have been very adept in ruining. How can the clean, pristine, pure mountain air be replaced for something better ~ or the millions of trees which make up a forest, or magnificent rocks that create stability for mountains, or the structure of the ocean floor? Each a very specific reason for being ~
It's Your Earth
By Kelly Roper
It's your earth.
Will you neglect it,
Or nurture it?
Will you tend it,
Or squander it away?
The choice is yours,
But if you're going
To make a stand,
You'd better start today.
Time spent breathing fresh air, absorbing vitamins from the sunshine, drinking water trickling down a mountain rock, rolling around on fresh grass, allowing a crisp breeze to brush your skin, using the eyes to capture visual miracles, letting the ears intentionally take-in silence, giving the legs an opportunity to utilize their muscles to climb or descend, permitting the fingers to pull a fresh berry and taste it ….. nature provides each. The cost? Free.
Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads.
—Henry David Thoreau
To me a lush carpet of pine needles or spongy grass is more welcome than the most luxurious Persian rug.
Mother Nature was entrusted to us ~
From a mountain girl’s heart