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This picture was taken at Lake Poinsett, South Dakota, USA on my old 35mm camera
My heart is full of thanksgiving, I was fortunate enough to be born in 1940. Mother Earth was still the good earth, nearly a virgin. My grandfather cut hay off virgin prairie, land that never was plowed. Industrial pollution started long before 1940 but the Earth was still in pretty good shape at that time. Now it is been raped, robbed, contaminated, nuclearized and the people desensitized.
The waters were pure, you could drink from a stream, now you can’t drink from a well. You ate fish that were delicious and nutritious, now they may have Mercury in them from contaminated waters. The land was over fertilized to make it produce larger crops each year. The land being used would grow very little without hundreds of tons of fertilizer and weed killers that polluted all the groundwater and ran off into the lakes and rivers.
This earth was so bright, so clean, the air was so clear at one time you could see for miles. The air was even sweet. Now it is full of exhaust fumes and carbon dioxide, smoke stacks all over the globe belch thousands of tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere 24/7 from burning fossil fuels.
This earth has been so good to the human race for thousands of years. Why did we let human greed and childish reasoning destroy this earth? What about our loved ones who will carry on here, after we are gone? We will go back to the earth, dust to dust and ashes to ashes. We should ask for forgiveness from the new generations that will have to rely on what’s left of this earth.
At the pace this human race is living, how much longer will this earth survive? Will it be thousands, hundreds of years or will it just be decades? What a sad commentary to the powers of human greed and childish sand box politicians.
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This is gorgeous, Leland…
On the pessimistic side? What’s the use? Too late now. Ah! But? On the optimistic side? With our Father/Creator? All things are possible. Father is our Vindicator! He is fixing to close the book of our human shenanigans to better this or that when there is no way to reverse the matter now except by the Power of Love (His Love) that is fixing to descend on us all! Until then? I sit & wait with hope & composure by that same power of love from on high. 🙂
The Lord should not have to wait until everything else has been spent before people find love. Love was all they needed, no one had had time for it yet.
People are funny critters they’ve never had time for the love of the Creator. They may start to think about the creator and his love long after the parties over and their bodies are wrecked from the daily abuse. God’s peace surpasses all understanding. Such a simple thing, but people don’t understand that, they don’t seek it, and they don’t really want it. Repentance they claim is not for real and they don’t want to be two-faced, because they know they won’t change, so they continue on down the path of destruction. The Creator knows none of us are perfect and he forgives us in spite of that fact.
That picture was taken at Lake Poinsett, in South Dakota, USA at our old cabin. It was taken several years ago with my plain old 35mm camera.
Lake Poinsett South Dakota, USA
Lake Poinsett South Dakota, USA 1980
Sunset at our old cabin on Lake Poinsett, South Dakota, USA
Lake Poinsett South Dakota, USA The largest lake in South Dakota.