March 19, 2015


this is our driveway before it was a driveway.
It was an old farm road and not maintained.
Since that time there have been so many changes here.
There are trees much bigger, there are trees no longer here.

But the scary part is the wildlife and birds missing.
We used to have red winged black birds by the hundreds arrive March 1st.
One or two would arrive one day and then the next day more
and the following day many many more
all busy and raucous.
This year it is the middle of March 
and I have seen 4 and that is all that have arrived.
Last year I saw one Monarch butterfly.
We have a field full of Milkweed and one butterfly where we used to have lots.

What scares me almost more than the lack of wildlife is
the people who deny there is a problem,
that this is natural.
They drive big trucks, they drive above the speed limit, they own toys
that us fossil fuels and and and
and they will not change
through stupidity or the fact that they really don't want to fix this
the bottom line is the same.

We are in deep shit
and unless we make a group effort
we are going down.

I feel mankind should go down
 for we have been the thoughtless
selfish, uncaring ones that have brought this on,
but all the innocent birds, butterflies
my heart goes out to them.