I went back to the location where, for three months or more, I picked up a bag of trash a day; mostly plastics and fast food containers. While drinking my coffee this morning, I spent time watching a couple of TED talks. They got me wondering about the landscape that I had tended.
After listening to the artist, Dianna Cohen, I then moved on to Capt. Charles Moore. By the time I had finished these two films, I became determined to make a conscientious effort to minimize my consumption of plastic even though the globe is deeply entrenched in its production, use and thoughtless discard.
Unfortunately, when I went back to Frank’s Flats, an idyllic place for many ecosystems and a harbour for waterfowl, I found so much plastic and waste that it brought me to tears. I just find our community so detached from its actions. I don’t really know what steps I can take to contribute to a change. I pick up one bag of garbage every time I visit this special location. It is a piece of land that I hold dear.
“The ‘Many Springs’ trail head is located about 2 km west following the paved road that goes through the park. This is a 2.4 km loop around a spring fed lake. This trail is known for its abundance in spectacular flowers.”
I am not including here, my photos of Indian Paintbrush, Wild Flax and other common flowers from the area. It was such a joy to find some unusual things and to have the time to try to capture a decent record of them.