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[Jul. 6th, 2003|04:33 pm]
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I've been cutting out pictures for my walls again. My goal is to cover every available space with pictures. And not just any pictures--I'm very selective about that. I cut out only pictures of animals or nature with no visible sign of humans in the image. That way, whenever I feel as if there is nothing left of the natural world, I can look in my room and see all the wonderful things that still exist in the world that are (apparently) relatively untouched by our race.
I'm still mad at myself for playing with toy bulldozers when I was a kid, though. But I swear, there will never be pictures of constuction vehicles in my room, now that I know the evil they can cause. I learned that at eleven years old, and within a year I became a vegetarian and sank down into a deep depression over the state of the earth. Now I'm much better, thankfully. I know that although these places are rapidly diminishing, there will always be somewhere in the world to remind us of what the world used to look like, a refuge for creatures of the past and a reminder for us that will be constantly on the edge of our sight.
And I know there is hope, although not much of it, that someday, LOL, humans will realize what they have done and try to make up for the evil they have caused. Who knows? Anything could happen.

From: taer_silveroak
2003-07-06 06:12 pm (UTC)
I am the same way when it comes to pictures of nature or the world. I dislike any buildings, roads, etc. Humans and animals are OK, though.

The rest of your post inspired me to make my own...
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[User Picture]From: minuetcat
2003-07-06 06:17 pm (UTC)


Thanks. I'm glad someone agrees with me about that.
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From: treepatter
2003-07-06 06:46 pm (UTC)
My walls are also covered with pictures of nature, although i also have some pictures of my favorite musicians near my "practice area".
I use my nature pictures to remind of the natural beauty that can still be found on this earth, even if it's not here in my local area. But i do have plans of taking trips and visiting some of these places in the future.
I guess the ultimate goal would be to live in an area that hasn't been to overrun by civilization (although electricity and plumbing are always nice :), in harmony with the nature and animals around me.
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[User Picture]From: minuetcat
2003-07-07 08:31 am (UTC)


Yeah, that's the ultimate goal for me, too. I hope you do visit some of those places someday.
Thanks a lot for the comment.
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[User Picture]From: misssc
2003-07-06 06:51 pm (UTC)
Photos without buildings and stuff in them are getting harder to find. When I take pictures I always try to angle the camera so that the pictures are nature only. If your interested you can see some of the 'unspoiled' land of Grayson County VA. http://www.borogove.net/emptyness/photo.htm Only Game Cam and Grayson Highlands links work.
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[User Picture]From: minuetcat
2003-07-07 08:21 am (UTC)


Unfortunately, that's the sad truth. The only large area of unspoiled land near our house is going to become a golf course, and I once saw a coyote there, as well as a family of geese that comes annually.
Thanks a lot for the link--I'll check it out.
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[User Picture]From: burasama
2003-07-07 05:32 pm (UTC)
That's a very nice idea. Sadly, though, I do not believe that there is any place left on Earth -- deep, deep, deep in the oceans aside -- that remains untouched by the evils of man.
The only pictures I take are digital and are always of animals or plants. The only human buildings I photograph are abandoned (or in disrepair) and provide some sort of home for woodland creatures.
I feel that I am very lucky to live in a rural environment. Although the area is far away from a shack in the woods -- compared to some places that I see on television, it's a "pile of dirt." Although as the year passes they become rarer and rarer to see, sometimes I can see several deer in fields by the road. Seeing them -- and other furry critters -- reminds me that there is still beauty on this concrete planet. Seeing nature is a common occurrence for me, but I do know that some people never get to experience this wonder.
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[User Picture]From: minuetcat
2003-07-08 02:11 pm (UTC)


Yeah, I think you're right. And soon there will be no place that has not been visibly touched by the evil of our species.
You're very lucky to live in a rural place. So do I, although it is only 20 minutes away from the city. Unfortunately I can't see deer very often because we're not near enough to the woods, so you're also very lucky in that respect. Thanks for your comment.
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