It's an interesting thing to want to leave a mark on the world, to want to make contribution, to say I was here. In a country with over 314 million people and on a planet with more than 7 billion, it is also challenging to figure out how to add something that is worthwhile.
would like to have a stronger voice about so many things. I am quiet,
but I have deeply held opinions about guns and climate change, about
animal rights and acts of kindness to living things. There are just so
many voices in the cacophony of opinion and strongly held beliefs. But I
still want to add something to the knowledge base of the world.
And, luckily for me, I have.
weird to think that a few random photos of a moth, a lizard, a cloud
are now part of a online resources that help identify such entities. I
can't tell you how much I love adding to world database of knowledge.
The Butterflies and Moths of North America website has three of my photos of a Ctenucha Rubroscapus. I particularly like this one.
juvenile Sierra Alligator Lizard that I photographed last year. It was that blue head and those blue legs that intrigued the site manager.
The Cloud Appreciation Society
published one of my iridescent cloud photographs. That really thrilled
me to no end! They have photos from cloud lovers around the world.
Unfortunately, there isn't a permanent link to the photo. So I did a
screen grab of it. It's still on their site, but the address of each pic
changes daily. Quirky bit of programming.
would you like to be remembered? What contributions would you like to
make? I would like to make the world just a little bit more accessible
for its fantastic living beauty.