Well, it’s a good thing
that matter solidifies as it does
and a miraculous thing that water flows at it does
and a wonderful thing that
the earth is just the right distance from the sun
and a crappy thing that
mankind pollutes the
skies and the oceans
It was going well till the human bit – well said Tom, nature is fine we are the problem
Sometimes one is just ashamed of our species.
Yes, and save the bees!
Bees need all the help that they can get (from us because of what we did to them).
I found out this morning human being are a lot like viruses. I’d thought that before but reading about what viruses actually are kind of confirmed that suspicion. It’s programming….some of it really bad. Thankfully we different in some important ways that can turn things around. I still have hope for us.
Yes, i understand. There are many good apples and, unfortunately, there are very many bad apples.
The earth is at a good distance from the sun. But there are certainly more planets in other solar systems that are also. Beautiful photo, as all your photos are!😊
Yes, you are right, John, and i hope that they are a lot more caring and intelligent than what is occurring on this planet!
Well stated! I liked the comment about viruses. I think we will continue our destructive path. But the earth will survive to produce new species, as it has before.
I think you are right, Eilene. I remember that, though i am now 67, when i was in high school i realized that our species was going to mindlessly continue destroying the environment. (Many species will survive our reign, fortunately.)
Yes, they will. I’m always taken with how we villainize the survivors: ravens, cockroaches, bacteria, etc. They should be cast as heroes.
Yes! For sure! 🙂
Lovely poem, and so timely. I have plants all over my yard specifically planted for bees. It’s so much fun to watch them flitting around gathering pollen. Your photo makes me want to look for bee photos I have taken. They are so beautiful. We need to save them. By saving them, we will save ourselves!
We certainly need to give bees and other pollinators all the help that they can get! 🙂
Summed up beautifully. Nice photo too!
Thanks much, Belinda! Most unfortunate that nature’s creatures must suffer due to man’s indifference.
Thanks, TJ! It was a keeper! 🙂
You really hit it with this one, so true. As usual, wonderful photos
Thank you, Francis! Like i mentioned to Belinda, it’s unfortunate that nature’s creatures have to suffer due to man’s indifference.
Since the industrial revolution our changing environment has outpaced our physical evolution. Obesity is now the norm, and inactivity and full service plates of food sit before the gluttony without any physical effort nor appreciation for how difficult that process should probably be, with no respect for the ground that gives us life
Yes, Jim, so many people are detached from it all, psychologically and even physically. A lot of people have eaten meat all of their lives, for example, without ever having killed anything; but they sure know how to wolf it down.
I wonder how much less meat people would eat if they had to kill and butcher their own these days. At the least it would curb waste.
Probably a lot less flesh would be eaten. Personally, one feels that it is rather weird for people to eat meat their whole lives and never have had any part in the killing aspect of it.
I couldn’t help thinking how happy that bee must be, and how important it is for us to keep bees (and flies, and butterflies, and etc.) happy.
Yes, Linda, i agree! We need to keep the pollinators happy (and the non-pollinators — who have their place in the balance– happy too)!
completely true and very sad what you write. Hope your words are read, Thomas. Have a nice day, regards Mitza
It’s too bad that i have to write such stuff, Mitza. We all need to do better environmentally. Stay perceptive!
The Americans could have learned so much from the First Nations instead of extinguishing them
Mitza, now — still — the Republicans are trying to suppress Native Americans from voting. It is really immoral and sick on this side of the planet!
We must keep accentuating the positive.
Yes, and we need to negate our harmful ways.
A golden capture, Tom!
Thanks much, Donna! Gold… the eternal treasure! 🙂
Lovely photo. Yes sad that there is always a downside to the beauty aroj d
Around us .
The only big downside — and it’s enormously big — is what human beings are doing to this planet (without caring enough). The environment is going downhill very fast and soon (if not already) the deleterious changes will be beyond our control.
Beautiful and sweet bee … how I wish it was Summer again and we were enjoying the warmth of the sun on our faces.
Stunning image, Tom. And your words, spot on.
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