Earth

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Today is Earth Day in 2019.  I have done an update on a post which I’ve worked on a couple of times that might be the closest thing I have to a reflection on the day we’re celebrating the Earth.

Thinking about Earth, in a photograph, I saw the bank of a creek and realized it was a little like how Earth serves in its glory as a point of origin for life. I snapped a quick photo because this week’s WordPress photo challenge is to symbolize Earth with a photo, and I felt I was on the right track to doing this.

“It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive but those who can best manage change.” Charles Darwin

Earth resounds with life, as with shells awash on a beach, water gurgling through valleys, or flowers bursting from the soil. Looking at it from a point where running water meets the sand, it is a little reflective of life on Earth and its big picture.

Resources like oil and transportation and computer technology run cities and nations. These would be nothing if not for the ingredients which comprise life, the basics from which the world springs. There is never anything which the Earth does not contain in its grassy plains and rolling hillsides.

In the deserts and in the oceans, in the tundra and in the mountains, life is full of complexity. That being said, in the smallest of places you can find the elegance of simplicity, which is what I hoped to show with my photograph of running water reaching rocks.

If you like my photograph, and my thoughts about this week’s WordPress Challenge, feel free to comment, “like” and/or follow. Although the Photo Challenges came to an end quite some time ago, I hope to continue taking photographs. Thank you for visiting my blog, and have a great week! All the best to you.

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