Friday, September 26, 2014

Dangers That Lurk in Nature's Playgrounds ~ Part 2

 Just as in marriages, when the couple tenderly love and care for each other...exchanging vows that they'll eternally keep ~ then, ‘Life in the True’ may become discombobulated!  The moments lose their luster...their sentiments cloud with doubts...and day to day seems like weeks and months of mere existence.  Corrective means must be taken!  Negativity can be erased with forgiveness and Positive conduct.

For each of Nature's foregoing Dangers in Part 1, I endorse the following assured concepts.

The Rose: “Won’t you come into my garden?  I would like my roses to see you.”  (Richard Sheridan)
“The sharp thorn often produces delicate roses.” (Ovid)
“A single rose can be my garden ~ a single friend my world.” (Leo Buscagia)
“If you enjoy the fragrance of a rose, you must accept the thorns it bears.”  (Isaac Hayes)

The Bolsa Wetlands:  Restoration programs are improving the habitats with the removal of non-native plants; removing trash along trails and wetlands; protecting endangered species of birds and animals.

Florida’s Everglades National Park is one of America’s last grassland landscapes. It is Florida’s  Rocky Mountains &  Black Hills; it is her Finger Lakes & her High Desert...spanning 11 million acres.

Diseases: Large parts of the world have not enjoyed the remarkable global progress in health conditions that have taken place over the past century.  Millions of deaths in impoverished nations are avoidable with the presentation and treatment of options that the rich world already uses.

Cosmetics without any synthetic ingredients are preferred as synthetic ingredients can be harmful to the skin.  Cosmetics are regarded as a means of enhancing one’s complexion and beautifying the skin.  Cosmetic surgery is performed to enhance one’s appearance (whether male or female).

Health Supplements:  Nearly 71% of Canadians use natural health products (vitamins and minerals).  Eating according to Canada’s Food Guide is the required way to having a healthy diet.

Tea (as a supplement):  Drinking 2 to 3 cups per day of black or green tea helps to maintain your circulatory system…reducing the risk of strokes…helps maintain a healthy weight…may improve your vision…and help reduce stress levels.

Water:  Clean Water is a Fundamental Human Right!.  Only 1 in 8 people in the world have “clean water” because they lack access to it.  It is said “Prescription for Life…just add Water.”  A marine biologist states that getting close to water increases our brain experience…and often releases tensions.

Plants:  The neurological, psychological and emotional changes need Humans and Humans need Plants because plants breathe out oxygen and we need oxygen.  We breathe out carbon dioxide and plants need carbon dioxide.  The same is true for trees.

The Food Chain varies in length from 3 to 6 levels or more.  A flower, a frog, a snake and an owl represent 4 levels.  Grass, a grasshopper, a rat, a snake and a hawk represent 5 levels.  There is also a “Short Food Chain”:  Corn…hens…humans;  grass…cows...humans; or potatoes…humans; and lastly... water plants…small fish…large fish…humans.  Which takes the least energy???  

Natural Disasters:  Did the great FIRE that swept Yellowstone in 1988 devastate the park…or did they just ravish an image of the park  as a fixed unchanging natural treasure?  Seth Reice contends that we can better address the wide environmental problems that seriously face us. Disturbances  are a benefit to ecosystems in order to accomplish what is possible…such as the production of  clean air and water.  Wolves have been introduced back into the park which has been most beneficial.

Every tornado’s funnel cloud, every forest fire’s billowing cloud of smoke…each has tremendous benefits for the ecosystem it impacts.  “This is the cloud’s real silver lining!”

John Muir, a Scottish born American environmentalist,
naturalist and scientist wrote:
Everybody needs beauty as well as bread,
places to play in and pray in…
where Nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.

What makes a desert beautiful is that somewhere it hides a well.
(Antoine de Saint Exupery)

All things share the same breath ~ the beast, the tree, the man.
The air shares its spirit  with all the life is supports.
(Chief Seattle)

Merle Baird-Kerr…written August 19, 2014
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