I spend a good deal of time in this blog talking about the natural world. This as opposed to the human one, even though we humans are, of course, at some level, part of nature. I suspect, and I don’t mean this disrespectfully, long after humans are gone from the planet, as surely we will be in time, the world will still be a remarkable place.
For now, we are here, part of this blue gem spinning in space. I hope my photography and my writing can be part of the larger effort of many to repair the damage we have done to a world that had long functioned well without us.
Make no mistake, I do find people to also be amazing. I love to combine walks with friends or family, the best of all worlds. Walking so easily prompts both thoughtful conversation and considered quietness.
I find I am at my best when walking in beautiful natural surroundings—with a fellow human being or two. While I value time alone, I know my really seeing life as it is depends on being in the good company of others. Life has been remarkably gentle with me. Not always the case for many others. There is so much to give and share with each other.
I’m amazed seeing how people and life, each in many different shades, so often fit together with such perfect beauty. Thank you to those in my life who lovingly remind me of this simple fact.