Sunday, January 30, 2011

Changing of the Guard!

A true conservationist is a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers but borrowed from his children.~Audobon~

While sitting on the oceans edge and enjoying the beautiful day I couldn't help notice the scurrying of these delightful creatures. It was early spring and the Gulf of Mexico was being attacked by a thick and slimy intruder, threatening it's very existence.
I couldn't seem to get enough, of all the gifts, that the sea had to offer on this glorious day. The crystal blue water, white sand, salty breezes, pungent suntan lotions, children playing, fish jumping, birds flying, boats screaming, colorful umbrellas, my husband fishing from shore, etc., etc., etc. I'm sure you get the picture. My senses were heightened and I was in the moment.
The ocean has always played such a large part in our lives and the thought of our beaches being taken away, along with the livelihood of many was overwhelming. What would we return to in the Fall?
My feathered friends seemed nervous and kept a watchful eye on the sea. Relentless in their moral obligation to humanity. I'm sure they sensed the impending disaster looming incessantly about.
Changing of the guard, that's what they are doing, yes changing of the guard. I'm sure of it!
What powerful lessons we can learn from this experience and hopefully our children and future generations can inherit the sights, smells and sounds of the ocean that should never, ever be taken for granted.

Texture by: Pareeerica. Photo was taken on Nokomis Beach, Florida. Interestingly enough Nokomis is the Indian word for, my grandmother. Surprises everyday, just love it!

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1 comment:

Cynthia said...

These are really beautiful and scary reflections. If only humans were as smart as natures children, we wouldn't have to worry about destroying our planet. I too love the ocean and never want to lose it.

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