Hello everyone on this another beautiful day up here in the north! Yesterday it was actually 83F (28C) and today it was 79F (26C), not bad at all and well above normal temperatures for this time of the year. And after all that cold weather, it literally feels hot out there. But right now there are clouds out there and thunderstorms are coming later. Poor Muffin. She will likely be spending the night under the bed instead of on the bed. She definitely does not like thunderstorms. If they get really bad, then she will come and cuddle close to me, something that she just started doing this year.
I have been out walking on my river path the last 2 days. It truly is a beautiful nature trail. That’s what it’s supposed to be. It is not a convenient place to toss trash. Some people have not learned that yet. I like to carry a little bag with me to pick up the trash that people leave behind. Okay. This is a rant today. People bring this stuff in with them, why can’t they carry it back out? They bring in various drink containers that are full when they bring them in, so why can’t they carry the empty drink container back out with them? I mean, it’s lighter now when it’s empty.
Then there is the many different candy wrappers, gum wrappers, cigarette butts. People walk along the trail smoking then toss their butts out among the trees. News item here, that can actually start a forest fire. It has happened before. It would be terrible to have that area burn up just because someone can’t dispose of their trash properly. And, of course, there is the normal breaking of bottles on the rocks. What’s with that? People love to do it. That means broken glass all over the place. Kids walk along this path too. Young kids. They just might pick up a piece of that broken glass and seriously cut themselves.
Another news item. Glass can magnify the sun’s rays and start a forest fire too. That also has happened. Why can’t people think a bit? There is a lot of advertising warning about these things that can cause fires. Every year it’s made public. People can’t say they didn’t know. Sigh. A lot of people say, it’s only a small gum wrapper, that won’t hurt anything. If a hundred people use that path every week and each person dropped one item, just think how much trash would be along that trail by the end of summer. It would be terrible.
Sorry. Just had to do my rant today. So many people just don’t think. Please everyone, think before tossing that trash. Get rid of it properly. That way everyone can enjoy the outdoors the way it should look. I am totally in favor of nature trails so people can get out and enjoy this wonderful world that God gave us. But let’s all help to keep it looking beautiful. Thank you for reading, I hope you are having a great day and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
© 2019 Steve McLeod.