Sunday, 16 June 2013

Festival of the Solstice - # 1 Earth


It comes down to respect, really. How can we respect something that we walk all over? That we cover with concrete? With bitumen? With bricks? How can we respect something from which we suck all the nutrients? How can we respect something that we use as a dump to hide our excesses?


We live in apartment buildings, high in the sky, and rarely set foot on terra-firma. There is only one earth, and it has a fragile coating of earth, of soil. If we have any chance of bequeathing our children and our grandchildren, a planet with 'food bowl' capabilities, we need to start planting, to start nurturing, to start contouring, to start composting, to start fighting the build-up of saline.

We need to start respecting.


This is my contribution to 'The Festival of the Solstice', the June Mid-month Theme over at City Daily Photo.

12 comments:

Chrissy Brand said...

Interesting thoughts Julie, and am totally with you. We need to respect all aspects of the ground and the earth itself, far more than people do.

wilf said...

Well written, we need to start appreciate more the earth...

Ali Crehan said...

Well said, Julie.

head in the sun said...

Very attractive poo shot.

Julie said...

Glad you like it , Letty!

Jim said...

Poo is not what I expected to see for this theme day. :)

Carole M. said...

Mother Earth is respected by many; it's unfortunate that many also, have no idea of it's worth

Ann said...

Everything we have and everything we are comes from the earth. We should not only respect it but protect it.

Spiderdama said...

We should bother much more!
There are some who will inherit this earth.
Great post that makes you think. And cool pictures!

JM said...

Excellent, Julie! I second every statement of yours. Great post!

diane b said...

Very true.

Joe said...

You have expressed such an important message in your words and your photographs Julie.