Yesterday I took a nice long walk around the neighborhood. An hour and a half to be exact. Meandering slowly up and down streets capturing beautiful things. Plants and trees, bushes and bees, butterflies and flowers.
It was everything a walk should be.
And yes, I also walked along the new walking path. I honestly just can't get over it.
I do hope that everyone who takes their children there teaches them that artificial grass and trees are a novelty. Not the way of the future. This Counting Crows song is on my playlist as I walk and is one of my favorites.
I think of it every time I walk by the new walking path which most people think looks nice, but since when is artificial normal? It will not provide shade or the absorption of heat in summer. It does not provide shelter or food for feathered friends and insects. It will not purify the air. And there are toxic properties to it that I am sure will be leached when the extreme heat of summer sets in, not to mention the amount of glue that had to be used to tack it down. I just wonder if anyone on this project really did their homework?
I promise I won't mention the walking path again.
As you can tell, it just really hit a nerve with me.
Wishing you all a wonderful day surrounded by all things natural and beautiful.