I can’t understand…

Young mangrove in early morning lightYoung mangrove in early morning light

We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect. – Aldo Leopold

I’m a nature lover and a photographer who sees the natural world not just from behind my camera but with every breath and step that I take.

I can’t understand those who regard the natural world as worthless except for what they can extract from it while stealing from future generations.

I can’t understand how those people; who might have children themselves, can pollute the water, land and air and damage every fiber of the environment just to fatten their checkbooks.

I can’t understand people like that. I don’t want to.

But they need to know that those of us who love nature and respect our natural community are not going to go away and that we won’t stop fighting.

Not today and certainly not tomorrow.


2016-12-07T12:08:12+00:00March 1st, 2015|Categories: Florida, Fort De Soto County Park|Tags: , , , |8 Comments


  1. Chris Rohrer March 2, 2015 at 9:15 am

    Well put!

  2. Elephant's Child March 1, 2015 at 12:18 pm

    Love it. Agree with it.
    And am amazed at just how much money is being spent in getting us to other planets. Given the way we treat our own home, I doubt that any other species would welcome our visit with open arms/tentacles…

    • Utahbooklover March 1, 2015 at 11:42 pm

      Your skepticism is certainly justified but the only planet we plan on visiting is Mars. Wikipedia has a long, detailed write up which begins: “A human mission to Mars has been the subject of science fiction, engineering, and scientific proposals throughout the 20th century and into the 21st century. The plans comprise proposals to land on Mars, eventually settling on and terraforming the planet, while exploiting its moons, Phobos and Deimos.”

  3. Larry Muench March 1, 2015 at 9:46 am

    Thanks Mia. It’s an uphill battle all the way but we must persevere. It’s unfortunate but the people that make most of the decisions regarding the natural community either are, or are controlled by, these same people with political power, money or both. As they say. “money talks but greed rules”. Somehow we must make preserving our natural resources as important and lucrative as exploiting them.

  4. Liz Cormack March 1, 2015 at 9:36 am

    Well said, Mia.

  5. Colleen March 1, 2015 at 9:02 am


  6. Stu Megan March 1, 2015 at 8:41 am

    A great sentiment Mia and a plan for all of us to follow. Well said!

  7. Patty Chadwick March 1, 2015 at 8:05 am

    THANK YOU!!!

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