Saturday, May 23, 2009

The long road to water...

I wanted to share this photo with you because it speaks volumes to me. There is a visual texture the long ditch imposes across the landscape; a stark incision on the natural flow of of the hillside. Some might see it as yet another rape across our land, regardless of the reason for the ditch. In time, the ditch will be filled in, grass seed sown, and straw strewn over it in an attempt to halt erosion, but the scar will remain.

What thoughts does this image stir in you? I'd really like to know!


  1. I know this is a long time wait... but having seen these my whole life, what it calls to my mind is how the earth recovers. Yes, it is a violation now, and my short sight is offended & grieved, but as I & the planet age, this will continue to bring forth new life... volunteer weeds, gradually giving way to wildflowers, grasses... in time, it will be just a slight dip in the land, & then no difference at all. Things will have rolled over, following the same relentless imperative that follows a landslide... GROW!

  2. Yes, I agree. Even now, not much over a year later than the photo, the scar is no longer discernible.


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