Happy 50 Years of the Wilderness Act and a Honeybee 9/3/14

Flashback Monday, September 3, 2012 – Years ago I made a tipi shape out of branches and grew pumpkins on it. My children and hubby called it the “pumpkin tree” and it was really neat. This year I asked hubby to make me something like that for my gourd plants but for one reason or another other it didn’t happen. Imagine our surprise when one day we noticed that some of our gourd plants hopped the fence onto our plum tree. This awesome gourd is hanging from our plum/gourd tree and is my pick photo of the day.
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Flashback Tuesday, September 3, 2013 – This is my pick photo for today and it stars a carpenter bee. I liked all three photos but chose this one as pick because of the lively looking flowers and you can see how fuzzy the bee is 🙂
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Wednesday, September 3, 2014 – Today the Wilderness Act turns 50 years old and offers some small places in the USA for our natural world to just be.  The following is a post from author Terry Tempest Williams about the Wilderness Act:
“The legacy of the Wilderness Act is a legacy of care. It is the act of loving beyond ourselves, beyond our own species, beyond our own time. To honor wildlands and wild lives that we may never see, much less understand, is to acknowledge the world does not revolve around us. The Wilderness Act is an act of respect that protects the land and ourselves from our own annihilation.” ~ Terry Tempest Williams (today’s post on facebook)
“It is, at the most fundamental level, a recognition based in humbleness. An admission that wild things, wild places have immense importance in and themselves; that there is no requirement that this value be linked in any way to benefits to the human species. Take comfort in its existence.” ~ Jim Thurber (in response)
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For my photos today I have a honeybee in my neighbor’s butterfly weed. While not wilderness, I treasure the plants, small creatures and beauty in my yard and neighborhood 🙂
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“If future generations are to remember us with gratitude rather than contempt, we must leave them something more than the miracles of technology. We must leave them a glimpse of the world as it was in the beginning, not just after we got through with it.”
~ Lyndon B. Johnson
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“We must not only protect the country side and save it from destruction, we must restore what has been destroyed and salvage the beauty and charm of our cities … Once our natural splendor is destroyed, it can never be recaptured. And once man can no longer walk with beauty or wonder at nature, his spirit will wither and his sustenance be wasted.”
~ Lyndon B. Johnson
9:3:14 honeybee 5 sigOur hearts give thanks for the Grace in the Universe!
Bright Bee Blessings and Namaste ~ Raven

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