man standing in front of Douglas fir forest with grasses in foreground

Douglas fir forest, Drumbeg Park (Gabriola Island). Click to enlarge – it looks better that way!

It’s important to keep a sense of scale about our place in world.

Our species holds more than its fair share of influence over our planet’s health and future. But at the same time, we humans are collectively just one tiny fragment of the vast, intricate and delicately balanced ecosystem that makes up our earthly home.

Too often we get wrapped up in our own problems and plans, and lose our sense of perspective. Instead, let’s notice and honour the amazing array of life that’s all around us, every day of the year – grasses, trees and other human beings included.

Here’s wishing a happy new year to all blog readers!

If you haven’t visited my Flickr photostream lately, you might like to check it out.

About Laurie MacBride

Photographer and writer focusing on nature and the environment

10 responses »

  1. timethief says:

    Thanks for the reminder to keep everything in perspective. I’m wishing you a stellar New Year and letting you know how much I appreciated visiting your Flickr gallery. SIGH … Best wishes for capturing more captivating images in 2014.

  2. Lisa Gordon says:

    Great shot to demonstrate sense of scale.
    Wishing you a very Happy New Year!

  3. Robin says:

    Happy New Year to you too, Laurie! Wonderful observation. :)

  4. ehpem says:

    Happy New Year Laurie. I agree a sense of scale and proportion is vital for our species to have at the forefront.

  5. Indeed, your observations and conclusions are so true.

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