No matter what Gaia, Mother Earth, is doing all over the world these days, she has supported the life systems that we humans enjoy. Trees, flowers, animals, streams, and beauty. Sometimes there are terrible catastrophies, and some of them are man made, and some where man and nature intersect. The bombing of buildings in New York and Washington DC sixteen years ago were man made catastrophies. The named hurricanes are nature-made, but the problems that human-made cultures have with these storms are often exacerbated by how humans build with little regard to nature.
So go back to Robert Frost and 2 roads which diverged in a snowy wood. I wasn't in a snowy wood, but did see several roads/paths which diverged.
Choices. We've all had them, and will continue to, every day of our lives. Do we choose the path well travelled?
|From the memorial garden on the other side of Flat Creek, there are steps leading down to the stream|
|In high summer, the undergrowth wants to take over the path.|
The deer path, is what I've always called this deadend path leading down to the stream. It has a lot of steep slopes coming down now, and perhaps will just be filled in by vegetation soon.