It’s rewarding, even inspirational to awaken in the morning and look out the window or step outside with a cup of coffee and a biscuit to be greeted by a burst of color.
Embrace it and it becomes a tone setter for the day – having experienced both sides of the spectrum I can attest to the benefits.
Maybe my love of color began with the efforts of my mother who inspite of living in the world of the disenfranchised always found a way to add some color in the gathering and planting of flowers and things that bloomed.
And added attraction was that color attracted butterflies, bees, and birds who expressed their appreciation in song.
All of which are under attack by the current administration – what we’ve been able too experience is less that what our parents did, and if people don’t take a stand for the environment their children will experience less than we have.
Money means nothing if you or they live in a waste land bereft of clean babbling brooks, hillsides covered with wildflowers, national parks, and the sound of birds singing.
Decades of a hard fought often contested and begrudging incremental approach to conservation and environmental awareness beginning with Teddy Roosevelt who created the first national parks giving meaning to conservation as he advocated against corporate indifference and influence to the current administration that seeks to wantonly undue every gain made with the stroke of a pen while stacking the administration with those who harbor corporate interests.
Really America, is this what making the nation great is about?
If it’s about American exceptionalism and global leadership how about setting an exceptional example by working for a cleaner better environment?
How about setting the example of creating a positive legacy for those generations that will follow?
This administrations priorities are to create avenues for an even greater exception for the wealthy and corporations to increase their wealth and influence.
A draining of the swamp isn’t what is occurring, it is being systematically enlarged.
If the truth offends the onus is on the offended or the timid who look away, not the one who speaks it.
In the first photo I see something more than color, I see diversity, a diversity characterized by an unflinching directness of purpose and a common goal.