27 March 2013
08 March 2013
Global temperatures at a 4,000 year high, after being at a 10,000 year low only 200 years ago?! That is scary!
Societal/Industrial activities have already had severe impacts the planet, and by many accounts, impacts are set to increase. Just that knowledge is enough to be psychologically disruptive, and damaging.
After all, what is the point of destroying the planet? Extreme riches for relatively few people? Can anyone's riches be justified when they depend upon harm to the well-being of planet and humanity?
Much of the living systems on the planet stand to be decimated, severely harmed, if not destroyed outright, and all for what? For a lifetime of luxury? How shallow is that! How uncivilized and inhumane!
Then I saw someone change their cover photo on Facebook to a sunset/sunrise, so I went searching my flickr stream for photos of the sky. I haven't changed my cover photo for a while, so I though I would. I had one in particular in mind, though when I found it, I realized it wasn't what I wanted, so I searched on around some more and found something else...anyway...Here are a few photos I came across in my search:
Gull and Gazebo
07 March 2013
I have been thinking of this place, Joshua Tree, recently. I remember this trip in 2005. It was a "100 year bloom." Conditions had been just right for a remarkable show of blossoms from the trees. It really was totally awesome. (I don't know why this particular tree doesn't appear to be blooming. and maybe I will dig up some of the other photos to see what's up.)
This was a wonderful place, truly remarkable and awesome, even without a 100 year bloom, well worth a pilgrimage.