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A Flower For You. August 27, 2008

Posted by littlebangtheory in Love and Death.

From a morning spent up at McLeod’s Pond:

I cried on this particular morning; the road up into Catamount State Forest was “improved” this spring, and the lazy masses who now drive nearly to the Pond have already gone an astonishing way toward destroying this delicate wonder. A beautiful, lonesome pine silhouetted on a rocky point has been chopped half-way through, presumably in an attempt to feed a nearby smoldering “bonfire” of junk furniture which had been trucked in. Broken beer bottles litter the rocks where people usually sun and swim. An abandoned cooler reeked so vilely that I covered my mouth as I hurried past, not having the stomach to empty it out. Piles of garbage have sprung up all along the once pristine shore.

I carried out what I could, but it hardly made a dent.

I’ll never understand the hubris and disrespect and abject stupidity of people who treat our world this way, and fear that my pathetic efforts to undo their damage will be swept away like grains of sand from a storm ravaged beach.

Pray it isn’t so.


1. DCup - August 27, 2008

It boggles the mind. How very sad.

2. kkryno - August 27, 2008

I don’t get the mindset that some people think it’s someone else’s responsibilty to pick up their s–t! It makes me sick. Leaving a mess behind just shows a lack of respect for others, and more importantly, for Mother Earth. I’m with DCUP. It boggles indeed. Don’t give up.

3. Bobbie - August 28, 2008

You brought tears to my eyes too.

I see it happen here, in southern NJ. Vacationers come because the sand and sea and nature trails call them. But when they get here, they proceed to destroy the beauty they came for, and when they go, they leave behind their debris for the locals to clean up. So sad.

Your photo is very beautiful.

4. sherry - August 28, 2008

i see it all the time. downtown pittsburgh has always had a litter problem and the beautiful woods , well, it’s a crime.

5. Randal Graves - August 30, 2008

Any place there’s an empty lot overrun with grass, you can be sure it’s also overrun with garbage. You really can’t carry it with you until you find the next garbage can? Every mom and pop store or McDonalds or 7-11 has one and that’s all there is for block after block. Ridiculous species we are.

6. Bill - May 29, 2009

“The world is my ashtray”
“The world is my garbage dump”

How selfish, callous and disconnected people are.

I have been to CSF recently and it is paradise undiscovered, except for the newly paved path to the “dump”.

It’s a treasure. Let’s hope it remains “undiscovered.” That will only minimize the damage.

Thank you for the thoughts about our fragile earth…

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