Friends, as a Nature Photographer, I am witnessing things I’ve never before witnessed, which to be truthful, alarms me. I believe we are in an era of unprecedented events, events that yes we all need to be concerned about.
This is January in Western New York. Every Winter we get a lot of snow and it is cold. Bitterly cold. Not so this year. We’ve barely had any snow and when we do have snow, barely inches compared to the “normal” feet, it melts almost immediately.
Today I documented Crocuses growing in my gardens, something that should not be happening. It is far too early! The earliest I have ever seen these bulbs begin to break ground is late February, never in January. We are in uncharted territory now, and to be truthful, it leaves me very unsettled. I’ve depended on Mother to guide me as to the changing Seasons. That no longer holds true.
My husband this morning did a little bit of research, finding an article by NASA that shows a graph that if it doesn’t startle you, it should. What are we going to do regarding this warming trend? Global warming is real. I am seeing it. Birds are here that are not supposed to be here. New species of insects I cannot identify are here, insects that are totally destructive. Now I have growth in my gardens beginning that is far too early for it to be so.
I’m not sure what we can do. I know in our home we are concentrating on using less plastic. I do not use chemicals in my gardens. Every little bit counts. All of us, not just me and mine, have to start thinking how we can help this Earth recover, if this is even possible, from the damage that has been done by the Greenhouse Effect. I am beseeching all of you to think carefully how you can help our Earth.
Photography/ “Matter For Concern” /Jan. 2020©AmyRose Photography
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