Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Black and White Wednesday - Stairs

the long road

Black and White Wednesday is run by Lisa over at
The Long Road to China.


This rock staircase can be found at Lovers Leap State Park in New Milford, CT. This is a fairly new park, but it's already fallen prey to destructive teenagers. When I was there, a group of kids pulled up in a van, disappeared into the woods, and came back under the influence sometime later. The ruins of a burned down mansion are covered in graffiti, broken beer bottles and garbage are strewn along the main trail, and crude words have been etched into tree trunks. I tried very hard to ignore all of this and capture the beauty of this park, but it was very difficult for me. I love going to state parks, but I get so sad when I see the results of rude people.


All of this beauty will be destroyed if humans continue to act disrespectful and inconsiderate. We are lucky enough to live on the only planet that supports our species, and we are slowly destroying it. It both disgusts and embarrasses me.



Sorry about the rant. I'm not a tree-hugger, but I love the land I live on.

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12 comments:

Cherees said...

I love the stair picture!!

Love Letters To China said...

Love this weeks park post. I feel the exact same way about how people treat our land. I often wonder why people feel compelled to put forth energy toward destroying instead of helping. It must have been quite devastating to see the damage already done in such a new park.

Mama Hen said...

Hey Amy, I love the rock staircase! I also love the bending tree. You are right, people can be pretty destructive. It is so sad! Have a great day!

Mama Hen

beingzaraandzidan said...

ooo spooooky!! Love it though! U always take great pics.
Hey sorry i couldnt participate in this weeks color splash as i have been soo busy. We are goin on a vacation in 2 days for 2 months. So u can imagine the truckload of work i have to do with Zidan around. Sorry once again!

Marlis said...

GRATE pictuers, I think you did a grate job in capturing the beuty of that park.
I think it is so sad what people do to this planet. Its not that hard not to do those things. It wouldn't take much for all this to be a better place...

Elly Yang said...

I love photos of nature. Great job! I'm following back. :)

Sovina said...

hey Amy
thanks for stopping by my blog :)
congratulations on your engagement..hope you can get some good ideas from my blog..the pictures above are breathtaking..and it is so sad that such beautiful places serve as retreat for people to engage in such activities..why do they it anyways..isn't life itself stimulating enough..

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Nf1andprek-whisper said...

great shots. I have been to this area, but not here. I am doing a new photo meme next tuesday started it a few weeks back.. trying to get great photo women to participate.. It's called your town tuesday and it can be any thing in an area near you , the area you lived once, the area you live in now.. or a town you are visiting..
come check it out.. or my blog...
http://nf1andpre-kwhisper.blogspot.com
Wasabi mommy LISA

Camile Teresa said...

Oooh! Love the outdoor stairs :)

Serline said...

A pity indeed. If these pictures are a good indicator of the beauty of the place - not just your superior skills in photography and editing - it would be a crying shame to lose it to such inconsiderate behavior.

Watery Tart said...

It's beautiful--sad that people can't seem to respect it.

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

BEAUTIFUL!! I really love that first photo....it is so peaceful and inviting!