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Beats Stumbling Around in Silence

Naturalist Shack



Where there was once a parking lot
An environmental education building
Now stands surrounded by a mass of water
As an ironic reminder
That everything is connected
and both actions and non-actions have consequences

Denial doesn’t change facts
Drowning in ignorance and greed
Climate change

Sea level rising
The naturalist shack
Returns to nature

In response to Patrick Jennings Pic and a Word Challenges #221: Mass and #222: Connections

Author: Dancing Echoes

I am a scientist by trade and artist by soul. My creative outlet used to be dancing but due to injuries and age, I must now find another path. I am hoping my writing, poetry and photography can be this new path. Awards: While I am grateful and honored for the numerous nominations, I don’t have time to respond to them with the attention they deserve, so for the most part, I am an award free blog. All photographs and words are mine unless otherwise credited. © 2015-2023 Dancing Echoes ALL RIGHTS RESERVED Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author/owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Christy Draper with appropriate and specific direction to the original content on Dancing Echoes.

18 thoughts on “Naturalist Shack

  1. I’m glad you kept the brush on the right edge, it really forces the composition better … cover it up and you can see. Spectacular image and words to go with it.

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  2. Amazing image… I like the saturation, vibrance and clarity. Such a vivid photograph as well as the words that accompany it.

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  3. I was randomly surfing your archives and I came across a piece you did in 2017(?) about a crow which was killed in a window strike. Forgive me, I cannot immediately locate it again. But I’m writing to invite you to have a look at news from today (Mar 6). If you have Facebook access, look at Teton Raptor Center. Just today they released a bird and a story I think you will enjoy.
    I am loving your work. Thank you.

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  4. Thank you. I will check out the Teton Raptor Center as it does sound like an interesting story I would enjoy.


  5. Love this – so beautiful.

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  6. The circumstances here are most appropriate, yet most likely to be ignored as a reminder by those who need one.

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  7. Pingback: Untaken ~ Pic and a Word Challenge #223 – Pix to Words

  8. Unfortunately so true….

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  9. Wow. Great photo & reflection.

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  10. Thank you Ali. I was a bit shocked to find part of Assateague Island, a place I grew up near, being swallowed by the sea.

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  11. It is a great capture.

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  12. A powerful message indeed. I wish many more will read and understand this beautiful poem in the time to come. Thanks for sharing!

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  13. They say a picture is worth a thousand words. It is so true in this case. Thank you for sharing this.

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