Wednesday, July 27, 2011

“It is Never too Little ….

even when the task seems absolutely daunting”.

That is the message the World presented to me though my Lens today.
The beautiful patch of desert that is now my home is quite close to a town, and unfortunately illegal dumping of trash seems to be the name of the game.  Vast acres of once pristine desert has been liberally dredged with trash.  Very disheartening, I thought.

The World, however, had a different take on it.  This morning as I was walking earlier than usual I came across my neighbors diligently bagging up trash.  When I commented on it they told me that every day when walking they gathered up stray trash and placed debris in piles along the trail, then on trash pick-up morning they hauled their piles out to a pick up point.
Now there are three of us gathering trash each day.

the beginning of another trash cache
One of the trails requiring attention.

I am linking this to as my Nature Notes  for the week.


Cheryl Ann said...

What a great idea! Your neighbors seem like wonderful people!

patti - said...

barb......once again, i love the world through your lens........a beautiful message, indeed......and, a metaphor for all of us.......not only doing our part with picking up trash, but doing our part, no matter how small it may seem, to discard the negative and return to the beauty within all of us......whether it's an attitude, an energy or a behavior, we all have a lot of 'cleaning up' to do! namaste, patti

Michelle said...

That is a wonderful thing to do. My husband appointed himself garbage picker-upper on our street...many people thank him..nobody offers to help....if everyone helped a little, it would make a difference...