Sunday, July 14, 2013

Sad Stories

Mother of the Forest - Calaveras County  2013

Selling the Sublime - Yosemite  2013

Two signs I've seen this year, one in Calaveras Big Trees State Park, the other in Yosemite, both with examples of the unthinking depredation of the wilderness that occurred in the 1800's. Implied in these statements is the assumption that we modern folk are so much more sensitive and in tune with our surroundings that we'd never allow environmental catastrophes to occur.

One wonders what kind of interpretive signs will be posted in the coming years concerning the folks of the 2000's and their stewardship of the land.

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