Below is a beautiful post, by Julian Hoffman, that made me stop and think about the ordinary places I know in Maryland. Good reading for anyone interested in our environment.
Irreplaceable environment is not just spectacular vistas, like the dunes, beaches and ocean at Assateague Island. It’s also the miles and miles of flat farmland and scattered forest across the Eastern Shore. Land made and owned by the Creator of the Earth, gifted to the human race to use and take care of. Mostly, we humans take it for granted.
If there’s anything more valuable than land, it’s water. Human beings cannot survive without clean water. Neither can animals, waterfowl, fish, and every organism that lives in the water. The beaches along the Atlantic Ocean and the countless miles where land meets water all around the Chesapeake Bay are obvious beautiful vistas. But on the Eastern Shore, you can hardly turn around without stepping in a puddle. Yes, wetlands and marshes are everywhere on the Shore. That’s why it’s so important that we take care of this place wisely. I hope you enjoy the words and pictures of the post below: