Tuesday, March 24, 2009

350 - Wall

Back to yesterday's pet peeve story. Man made ponds, man made road, man made retaining wall. Artistic. Unnatural, but made of mostly natural materials. I have mixed feelings about this. They made it look nice, and the ponds attract water birds (at least until all the houses are built and filled), but they had to do an awful lot just to build the ponds to hold the water, which includes a lot of runoff from the land. When they get the lawns laid, how many chemicals will go into the runoff from the landscape maintainance? What will that do to the birds?
We're seeing animals that normally people in "civilization" wouldn't see. Coyotes, bobcats, etc. They are forced to come into more populated areas to hunt. They are trying to survive, too. But sometimes I see them killed on the road. And sometimes I see them (coyotes, anyway) with their citified catch for dinner: someone's pet cat or small dog. At least, dumped animals don't last long enough to starve out here. They become coyote poop in short order!

Sorry about the rant. (Something tells me I'm not in a great mood today. Raining again. Ugh!)
It'll be better later. I think I'll go out on the porch and get a "Rain, Rain, Go Away" theme shot! My camera always improves my mood!

9 comments:

  1. Sunny, I like your picture. Nice colours and composition. I am also a nature person and don't like all the destruction of our natural habitats. Cities drive me crazy. Go take some pictures. It will make you feel better

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  2. We aren't very good at supporting our growing populations with any integrity.

    I hope you feel better after your shoot....

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  3. First off, beautiful shot! Did a wonderful job on this one1 Isn't it funny how running out and taking a picture clears your head - I do this often. Although, I do have to say, I agree with your opinions about development!

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  4. Another nice capture, and photos can capture the bad and the ugly of the world around us in addition to the beauty. Rant away - you may help change things for the better some day.

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  5. Sometimes a good photo of a bad subject can really make people think! I agree with every word of your rant!

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  6. I agree with everyone's sentiments above. I think you should state how you feel and your photograph is significant to your feelings.

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  7. Ditto and amen to all of the above.

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  8. I live in Northwest Georgia which is a rapidly growing area, so I feel your pain, Sunny. Our society tends to think about today's money and not the long-term effects. That's why we are in so much trouble.

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