Respect Earth – #atozchallenge

Earth is beautiful and we really need to take care of her. She is home. In all her beauty and diversity.

When I was pregnant with my son, our first child, I had a wish. The wish that he will grow up to respect the earth, its animals, nature and of course people. I would say that he is on the right path so far.

It makes me sad to see what a lack of respect a lot of people have. When you walk you see rubbish everywhere. People through it out the window while driving. Some don’t care to recycle although it’s really not that big of an effort.

I know that there are people out there doing much more than I do. I drive my car, I heat the house, I cool the house and so on. But I try my best to do my best.

Sometimes I think we should consider the world for what it is. Our home. And I think you would probably not mess our home up the way we mess up the earth…

 

Security

security

Security is often found in stories. Especially stories about superheros. And when the superheros turn out to be the normal guy from just around the corner, the quirky loser even, who by coincidence gets pulled into his role it makes it even more amazing.

I could have chosen a pic of Superman, or Batman, Spiderman or Iron Man, Captain America, you name it. Ant Man is the kind of normal guy who suddenly turns into the superhero. Without even wanting it. Yes, he got the suit but it still takes him to step up and take on the responsibility. And it makes me think that we can all be that superhero. We just need to step up.

Dense

I guess the picture of a dense forest is the one most people would choose to showcase “dense“. It was the first thing that came to my mind. I find it always fascinating how tree next to tree can make you feel comfortable on one side but also intrigued on the other side.

When I was a child we heard stories of people getting lost in the woods and I never understood it really. Growing up in the mountains for me one thing was clear: If you feel lost in the forest, you simply walk downhill and you will eventually hit one of the hiking tracks and then find back home. I learned over the years that not all forests in this world are well maintained and lead to hiking tracks or ski slopes but are actually so huge and dense that you can get lost in them. Thankfully I never had to make that experience so far.

When you find yourself in one of those dense parts of the forest, realizing that a lot of light is absorbed by the trees around you and happy to have a path in front of you to walk on you often wonder what is out there. Hiding. Watching. All those animals that are happy for the dense forest in which they can hide and be safe.

And when you then walk around the next corner the forest might open up in front of you and present you with a beautiful and also magical place.

 

Atop

It’s funny when you look at a picture and feel as if it was you who took it. It happened to me looking at the one posted today when looking at the one in the Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge. So I figured I might as well share some pictures I’ve taken a couple of years ago some take form more or less the same spot and from the opposite side.

Hong Kong is an amazing city. Huge, fascinating, beautiful.

The Road Taken

I love our road trips. In fact I kind of miss being on the road right now. It’s been almost too long since we drove somewhere far. I think there is always something to spot, something new to be discovered, memories to be made. Pictures to be taken 🙂

So here are some of my favorites from road trips we’ve done over the past years. It shows the diversity of this beautiful country. From beautiful beaches to snow covered mountains

 

I love where the roads taken can lead you…

Shadow

I love playing around with shadows. They tell you something but they don’t really reveal anything…

And then you have shadows in nature, a sign of what is there. The clouds in the sky, casting shadows on the ground, providing whatever is down there with a break from the harsh sunlight. Or the crevasses on the rock, looking like dark marks during sunset. The backside of the mountain during sunset or the inside of a flower with the shadow its peddles create. And of course the shadow underneath a branch, that lurked creatures of the forest closer to cool off…

 

And never forget:

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