Friday, June 19, 2009

Outdoor Preservation

Have you ever walked outside and stopped just to hear the sound of nature at it's best. It doesn't matter what time of day ( or night ) it is, you can always hear nature at it's best. Whether it's the rain falling, the birds singing, squirrels playing in the trees, the wind blowing, frogs, dogs, coyotes and even people are all a vital part of this our mother earth. Now lets pretend that for some wrong reason we began losing some of our natural habitat. Lets say we lost the frogs and the birds from our world. Just what exactly would happen? First thing we notice is we lose some beautiful sounds, then we might notice that there are alot more bugs that the birds and frogs might eat and finally we might find that we have lost creatures of beauty that are normally taken for granted will always be there. Now let us look at reality. In today's world of the outdoors there are so many creatures that are being harmed by chemicals that most of us don't even know exist and many of the population could care less about. Chemicals are used daily by farmers, large companies and residents everywhere trying to eradicate some sort of pest problem which in turn actually does more harm then good. These chemicals have actually been found in our streams, ponds, soil and even the very foods we eat contain some sort of chemicals. We are the watchdogs of our mother earth and have all the say in whether or not we want our outdoors to be destroyed and turned into barren wastelands with no beauty to it at all or we want a lush beautiful green world for years to come. We humans are the only ones that can protect our lands and waterways from certain death and it's every ones responsibility to act on that tiny thought in the back of our mind. Preserving our outdoors is a must-do if not for ourselves then for our future generations. Think of your kids growing up with no parks to play in, no woods to hunt in, no streams with fish, no skies with birds, no pets, and so on. Is this the outdoor world we want our kids growing up to? By working together we can give future generations an outdoor world we can be proud of. Although there are some anti-outdoors people out there that could care less about our outdoors and some outdoors people with little respect for our outdoors, we can all become more protective of the great outdoors to combat their effects and prevent the destruction of our outdoor world. Everyone has a cause in today's society so lets make ours the great outdoors. Protect and preserve mother earth.

10 comments:

Othmar Vohringer said...

this is a great tribute to nature outlining all the reasons why we need to take better care and preserve the outdoors.

Since I came out of the hospital and have to take it easy I realize more then ever the healing power of nature. Just sitting under a tree and listening to nature far from the sounds of civilization relaxes body and mind more then of anything else I could think of.

-ov-

Dennis A Carroll said...

I really enjoyed reading your post.

Great words.

deerslayer said...

Othmar; The calming effects that nature has on all of us is enough to heal the world, now if we can only get people to join us in our outdoor world we'd have a better place to live. I wrote this article from my heart as I felt about it and seen it with my own eyes so your comment really sums it up. Thanks for the visit and take it esay for a while yet. Give yourself plenty of time to heal both externally and internally, mind body and soul.

deerslayer said...

Dennis A. Carroll; Glad you liked the post and I appreciate the visit. It wasn't hard to write after I got started and thinking about it.

wandering owl said...

Nice post. Makes me wonder a little why man hasn't developed a keener sense of foresight. Maybe our brains are too complex? Should we "dumb down" a little? Bet it would go a long ways.

Kristine Shreve said...

Very well said. Thank you for participating in the challenge. I appreciate it.

Sven said...

What about cicada's? Any chance we can live without those? Heaven knows I can't sleep with them! JK ;) I just have to think of them as the tenors of the nature choir and even tenors get a solo now and again!

Nicely written. I love the sound of the frogs!

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deerslayer said...

Wandering owl; sometimes we get alittle overwhelmed with our ideas and forget about the finer things in life. Thanks for the visit.

deerslayer said...

Kristine: Thank you glad I could participate in the challenge. Thanks also for the visit it's always appreciated.

deerslayer said...

Seven; Cicadas are part of our great outdoor world and there for would be a vital part of our nature experience. Thou they aren't everywhere in the world those of us that here them do enjoy them. Thanks for the visit.