I had a meeting with one of my instructors. On the way to town, I got behind an North Carolina Department of transportation pickup with a Caution: Frequent Stops sign on the tailgate. I didn't realize what the driver was doing until he pulled over at a stop sign and shot a HUGE stream of weed killer at the ground around the sign. He didn't even have to get off his rear; the truck was rigged so that he could sit there and spray the chemicals out the window. "Look at me-I can poison the Earth while sitting on my rearend!"
Really, shouldn't citizens be consulted before toxins are sprayed along the roadways? What about the poor animals exposed to this stuff? A few weeds aren't going to hurt anything, but these chemicals may kill us.
On another note, it's dogwood blooming season. As I drove along, I saw whole sections of diseased trees with brown, withered messes where the snowy blooms should be. It's time to wake up-the dogwoods can't bloom, the hemlocks are dying, even the oaks have a new disease. We've changed the Earth and not for the better.
The beauty of this place used to take your breath away. Now the destruction does.