Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Earth Story

Once, a very, very long time ago, before there was a “United States of America”…

Dinosaur National Monument, Utah
Badlands National Park, South Dakota
Canyonlands National Park, Utah

…the Earth went through some dramatic changes. Gradually, new life emerged. Large animals, different from the dinosaurs, roamed the vast grasslands of the continent.

Badlands National Park, Sage Creek Wilderness
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Not only did Earth sustain these large herds of ungulates, she also supported enormous trees in extensive networks of forest.

Big Basin Redwoods State Park, California

Eventually, however, a new species evolved, and in the blink of an eye by Earth’s time, this one dominated the canyons, the grasslands, and the forests and used up or destroyed much of the Earth’s abundance.

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Somehow, it finally dawned on this species that they were causing great harm to the Earth. Many of them dedicated their large brains to the resolution of this grave problem.

Adopt-A-Tree planting, Cedar Lakes Conservation Foundation, Wisconsin

It’s difficult to know what will happen in the next chapter of Earth’s story, but every member of every species on Earth is playing a part. Consider your part. Act wisely and with compassion for Her.

Thank you to Amy for issuing this photo challenge and for sharing her beautiful illustrations of Earth’s story. Click HERE to see her post.

13 thoughts on “Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Earth Story

  1. I love how you begin earth story from a very, very long time ago… These photos are breathtaking, from Dinosaur National Monument to wilderness. We must take our responsiblity wisely and with compassion for Her. Well said, Priscilla! Thank you for sharing your thoughts and insights.

  2. A wonderful response this week Priscilla. In a few short paragraphs and well-chosen images, you pretty much told the whole story of Mother Earth. Here’s hoping we figure it out very soon.

  3. I love that you brought the adopt a tree program to light here. Your story was well put together and the tiniest of saplings is what made it so profound. Imagine that. If we all do our part. ā€œ while there is time , let us do good.ā€ Donna

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