nature

Earth Day 2019

Out on a limb…

Out on a limb…

Watching me, watching her.

Watching me, watching her.

Mom watching her baby walk to her. This is called branching when the baby learns to walk alone.

Mom watching her baby walk to her. This is called branching when the baby learns to walk alone.

Baby meets up with Mom…good job little one.

Baby meets up with Mom…good job little one.

Mommy needs a nap…it was a busy morning. The little one gives her kisses.

Mommy needs a nap…it was a busy morning. The little one gives her kisses.

Whether
people need nature
or not,
it was clear that
nature needed people.
But perhaps
nature needs us
like a hostage needs her captors:
nature needs us
not to annihilate her,
not to run her over,
not to cover her with cement,
not to chop her down.
We can hardly admire
ourselves, then, when we stop
to accommodate nature’s needs:
we are dubious heroes who
create peril and then save it’s victims,
we who rescue the animals and
the trees from ourselves.
-Amy Leach, Things that are.