Weekly Photo Challege: Earth…resilient

Posted: May 7, 2016 in Weekly Photo Challenge
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I’m not here to argue about what’s been done to the earth, whether or not there is climate change or, if there is, how bad it is or whether it can be reversed, or to deny that earth, or at least parts of it, are suffering.  There have been droughts, massive storms (tropical or winter), fires, whether man-made or not.   I agree that we have to do what we can, not only to prevent further devastation but to begin to help the earth heal, although there’s much disagreement as to how this can best be done.  But as this photo shows, earth can be remarkably resilient.  For that, I’m thankful every day.

© janet m. webb 2016



  1. Hammad Rais says:

    You are so right!

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  3. Tish Farrell says:

    Wonderful take on this theme, Janet.

  4. Ruth says:

    Encouraging thought, Janet. Resilient!

  5. Wonderful words and photo, and, yes, if we started on all the challenges the earth is experiencing because of humans even we could be here at the keyboard for a long time.

    • I think some of the disagreements will only be solved in the very long run and by then many of us won’t be around for any group to say “I told you so.” The issues are so complex and science can be made to lie just like figures, so it’s not always easy to tell. Money is being made by all who have a stake and that distorts things even more. But I do believe that if each of us started doing small things: recycling, using less, buying organic when possible a/o growing a few of our own things, not using pesticides when ever possible, etc., it would all add up to enormous differences. One of the things I love most is seeing deserted land in the cities being used for gardens. Not only does that make use of the land and provide nourishing food in places where it often isn’t available or is very expensive, it connects urban people to the soil in all its intricacies and that new relationship matters.


  6. Cathy Ulrich says:

    Yes, earth can be quite resilient for which I, too, am grateful, Janet.

  7. dimlamp says:

    I agree, your photo and explanation is a sign of hope. However, we need further developments in environmentally friendly energy sources though to turn things around significantly.

  8. cwaugh212 says:

    I am of the opinion that the Earth adapts to anything and everything. With my astronomical background, I see the energy from the Sun as the principal driver of our climate. When that energy decreases even very slightly, we get ice ages. When it increases very slightly, the ice melts and weather becomes a bit more dicey. We give ourselves too much credit for being able to impact the environment.

    Looking forward to your blog entries. Best of luck in all things.

    • I completely agree. We think, too, that the sun is the most likely driver of any weather change. Thanks for following my blog. Hope you enjoy it here and enjoy your retirement and writing. 🙂

  9. bythebriny says:

    It’s true. If all human life suddenly disappeared or was drastically reduced, the earth would quickly heal itself.

  10. Sandra says:

    Inspiring photo Janet. Have a nice weekend.

  11. Hi Janet, beautiful post. I’ve read that the earth will come back from whatever devastation we can wreak upon it, but its many lifeforms, including man, once gone, are gone for good.

  12. I love this. We have a little forget-me-not that used to work its way through concrete in our driveway. We had pavers installed last year so what happens next remains to be seen.

  13. Let’s hope we are wise and the Earth is forgiving and resilient. Inspiring image for this challenge 🙂

  14. pommepal says:

    Quite amazing where plants pop up. If we tried to grow them in that position they would just keel over…

  15. Getting down close to the earth … wonderful propsective for the challenge, Janet.
    I like your entry this week for the challenge.
    Isadora 😎

  16. Tina Schell says:

    Well said Janet – resilient indeed. We can only hope it continues.

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