I got some beautiful scenic shots, which I will save for a future post, but I also got some rather ugly pics which I am sharing today... photos of the litter left behind from disrespectful, irresponsible humans. I can't tell you how much this irks me! If I had the proper tools on hand, I would have done a trash pick up, but when I left the house this afternoon, picking up trash was not in my agenda for today.
I'm thinking I will purchase a whatchamacallit tool.... that has a gripper on a pole, and a whole lot of trash bags, and dedicate a day of cleaning up the forest, because... well this is awful, and inexcusable! We are blessed to live in one of the most beautiful areas of Arizona, and this is how people treat it. Being a lover of the forest, I just don't understand it; it's so sad.
A nasty old diaper
A oil container used for target practice.... oil!
You know some of the oil still existed inside that bottle :(
a cardboard box and shattered glass
Cardboard boxes and buckets
Oh come on!
The Forest is one of my favorite places to be, and it's a place where I feel the most connected to deity. It's peaceful, healing, beautiful, and magickal. How can someone disrespect it so? What happened to the rule, "Pack it in, Pack it out"?
Beloved Forest, how I love you so! This breaks my heart.
I changed my mind... I don't want to end this in ugliness...
I will share some of the beauty I saw today, as well as a poem I wrote in 2009 dedicated to the Forest.
Cocoons me, renews my spirit
Pacifies my soul
Returns to me, my sanity
Sentinels wizened in years
Whisper secrets in my ears
Kissed by Nature’s perfume
Caresses my cheek, dries my tears
Blessed sweet voices in chorus
Sweet divas of the forest
Chirping, singing merrily
Notes of healing harmony
Flowing shivery coolness
Cleanses away the dismalness
Worries ebbing, fading
Life’s pressures dissipating
Returns to me my sanity
Where healing and magick abide
©Reba White 2009