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Please Plant, Don't Plunder
by RachelleN
Sep 12, 2014 | 191 views | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink
A disturbing trend in Queens is the destruction of trees, plants, and flowers in private yards. Once they chop down everything in their own backyard, many owners often turn to destroying the city's trees. Please report city tree destruction if you see it. I've seen a Long Island tree company cutting NYC trees. 

Here is a "before" and "after" video of a private mass backyard tree slaughter in Queens, NY. 

The man-made slaughter was worse than Hurricane Sandy. 

 
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Timing Is Everything
by RachelleN
Sep 11, 2014 | 23785 views | 0 0 comments | 571 571 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink

     While I was living in Nashville, I was continually learning about different plants and flowers that were native to the region. As I walked through a field one day, I spotted a cluster of dainty mystery plants sprouting soft downy globes of milky white seeds perched high atop long slender green stems. I experienced my usual “wished I’d brought my camera along” angst and thought about returning to photograph them.

       Fast forward to the next morning. I grabbed my camera and headed out to revisit the striking plants. Huh? The wind had beaten me to them.  Spare strands of filmy translucent wisps remained intact but the bare plants that had been artfully revised by nature looked nothing like the striking delicate beauties I had glimpsed the day before.

      Although similar opportunities would present themselves in the future, I knew that the sunlight would never again shed light on those fragile white blooms in exactly the same manner. Dozens of other changes would also occur over time. The moment had passed. A creative opportunity slipped through my hands because I hesitated when I should have acted. Lesson learned. 

      Have you ever missed out on a creative opportunity because you hesitated when you should have acted?

 
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