Saturday, 26 October 2013

Glasgow Parks. Autumn At The World's End.

                                                               And follow them
                                            For mortal hair and falsehood shall adorn

                                      Favour and sparkling glintlet shall hold them master
                              When all our national industries are sold off to overseas affairs.
                                   Will the owners, when it comes to the crunch, even care?
                                     Or linger around to behold the fate of  human leaves?
                                         Never mind.      Take heart.          All is good.
                                                           I just wonder though
                The end of the world may come someday we are told - due to climate change
                                    All that sentence really means is the end of Humanity.

                                    With us out of the picture the world will carry on just fine
                                      More than that. It's fair to say it will thrive again without us.
                      If you could take an opinion poll of all the worlds nature- give it a voice.
                            Be honest. How much of it would vote for us- given our past record?
                 Yet working together we can create great things. True beauty of form. Parklands
                 In short, we are told we need to get out of our 'comfort zone' way of thinking
                                                        Or the 'World will End!'
                                                   It will not of course. Just us.
                      The world will get by, as it always has, free at last from our plundering ways.
                                           And I personally find that a 'comforting' thought.
                                            So welcome to my colourful, uplifting Autumn at the worlds end.
                                               As I have arrived at the logical conclusion
                                                  that the only way we are really going to 'save the world'
                                                    is by removing our presence from it  :0)

No animals or children were hurt during the making of this production. All rights not reserved. Photos go wide screen when clicked individually.

I'll finish with a short video highlighting a subject very few of us ever think about, including me, until I watched this recently. Maybe we don't want to think about it and would rather save domestic animals like cats, dogs and mistreated donkeys because it's often easier. Accepted practice in Britain many years ago it still takes place in more isolated parts of the world today with children as young as eight. Thought provoking stuff. I give you the human race. God bless them, for they most certainly do know what they do.


The Glebe Blog said...

I concur Bob, over the years I've spent many a happy hour putting the world right with family and friends. My closing line has always been "the world will survive, but we might not".
As an Ayrshire and Dumfries man once said,"The best laid schemes o' Mice an' Men,gang aft agley, an' lea'e us nought but grief an' pain, for promis'd joy!"

Some fine pictures especially, the sniffing dog and the landing bird.

Now there's a co-incidence regarding child brides. I recently signed a Change.Org petition on this very subject.

Kay G. said...

Yes indeed, the world will go on.
What a lovely blog you have, your photos are gorgeous.
Greetings from Georgia, USA. :-)

blueskyscotland said...

A group of us tried to recite off the cuff some of Robert Burns less well known verses at a Burns supper once. It's harder to speak than reading Japanese!
I looked into child bride issues some more on the internet after watching the video. Amazing how widespread it is and I wouldn't be surprised at all if it goes on in Britain covertly.

blueskyscotland said...

Hi Kay.
Thank you. I like your different range of wildlife photos over there. Wish we had hummingbirds.
We do have a day flying moth that thinks it's a hummingbird called a 'Hummingbird Hawk Moth' but you only get them in the south of England. Too cold for them in Scotland. You get them in the USA as well I believe according to goggle images.

Kay G. said...

Well, you'll never guess. I am certain it was a hummingbird hawk moth that I saw for the first time just this past Saturday. Honestly, isn't that something? I must do a post about it and I will mention that I learned it from your comment, if that is okay with you?

blueskyscotland said...

You're welcome Kay. I know you get them in Georgia and the Southern States. Hope you manage to photograph one. Thank you for the link on your blog,I wasn't expecting that.

Carol said...

Those are superb photos Bob - you've excelled yourself there.

I've thought for a long time that humans will be doing Earth a favour when we leave! My parents think the same too...

blueskyscotland said...

Cheers Carol. I've been laid low with a chest infection that seems determined to cling onto my insides no matter what I throw at it. God,I hate the winter:)