… To Preserve This Beautiful Planet …

A beautifully written post by a dear friend that expresses what is in my heart as well.

Forest Garden

Late February, 2015


“I begin with nature today, which gives us so much, including the amazing opportunities for photography. Hence it must be our duty to preserve this beautiful  planet, in whatever small way we can in our own capacity.

This is the best gift we can give to our coming generations.”

Suyash Chopra

This morning, while looking at a series of photos Suyash recently published in black and white, I found this beautiful thought.  I resonate with Suyash’s understanding of photography as a sacred act, as a way to “preserve this beautiful planet, in whatever small way we can.”


April, 2014April, 2014


Gardening allows me a very immediate and hands on opportunity to preserve the tiny bit of our planet’s ecosystem within our garden.  Planting for wildlife habitat, protecting the soil, increasing diversity, and using sustainable, organic practices all help to make this tiny garden lush, beautiful, and life…

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About Eliza Waters

Gardener, writer, photographer, naturalist
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8 Responses to … To Preserve This Beautiful Planet …

  1. Thank you for sharing these serious thoughts about preserving our ecosystem.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Denise. It is a grave concern to those of us who watch and observe, isn’t it? Sometimes it just plain breaks my heart to see how we overwhelm this planet. I can’t give up hope, however. Shift happens! 😉

  2. maureenc says:

    Thank you for sharing these thoughts. Our planet is in dire need of salvation and still people fail to understand just how vulnerable our world is. I see yet more bushland devastated to provide “little boxes made of ticky tacky and no thought given at all to the wildlife fauna and flora who suffer the consequences. I don’t know what the answer is, apart from including “food trees” in my garden in a vain effort to aid the possums, birds, butterflies and bats who lose their breeding and feeding grounds

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Not a vain effort, Maureen. Every little gesture helps more than if no gesture was made at all. Native plant gardening is a good start. Set an example and spread the word! 🙂

  3. Thank you for re-blogging this, Eliza 😉

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