Life clings on...

Updated: Oct 9, 2020


Image by Nick MacIneskar
Plastic bags - Not good for growing stuff!

This is an image from my garden. It was with consternation and dismay that my attempts to clear some weeds instead were thwarted by the huge number of plastic bags found buried here and there. In fact it was difficult to find a spot where plastic bags, plastic string and just general plastic was not present.


Yet, out of the midden, life still clings on. A lizard appeared from this spot (as you will see in an earlier post) and nearby a cluster of sloworms wriggled. All this despite mankind's best attempts to turn their world into a giant rubbish tip.


So what can we learn from this? Not, I hasten to say, that it is good or desirable to bury our waste and that such activities are a boon to wildlife. But perhaps we can learn that whatever silly things people do, our environment will attempt to cling on.

This is not to say that the creatures and plants in my garden are thriving. The soil around these areas is very poor and display little in the way of flourishing growth. Yet, given a chance, it will recover.


Life will find a way...


Image by Nick MacIneskar
Good earth...