Once, a very, very long time ago, before there was a “United States of America”…
…the Earth went through some dramatic changes. Gradually, new life emerged. Large animals, different from the dinosaurs, roamed the vast grasslands of the continent.
Not only did Earth sustain these large herds of ungulates, she also supported enormous trees in extensive networks of forest.
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.
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.
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.
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.
My pleasure, Amy. Thank you for inviting Earth stories…they are so very important!
Lovely terrain and showing the rich history of earyh
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.
Thanks, Tina. There’s always hope!
Great post on this challenge Priscilla. Thank goodness we have our National Parks because we are not taking care of the rest of our land.
Thanks, Anne. There are other designated protections besides National Parks, but there need to be many more ways to preserve habitat and ecosystems in perpetuity.
Great selections. Erosion R Us!
Thanks! U R Right!
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. “ while there is time , let us do good.” Donna
Thanks, Donna. That shovel was a gift from my daughter. It reminds me to think of generational and long-term good that starts with a small beginning.