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Roadside Fire

March 10, 2009

From the looks of it, someone discarded a lit cigarette out their car window and this roadside fire was started. We took a walk on Sunday afternoon to throw sticks into the river near my parents’ house.  Although we did have a weekend of beautiful weather, the parched fields remain the color of straw.  This particular corner of a grazing field is blackened from the road, across the fence-line down to the banks of the river.  Along the fence we saw burned glass bottles and aluminum cans, discarded carelessly. We also saw hundreds of charred snail shells and a yucca plant.  Although it was sad to see that so many snails died in the fire, I liked that the greenest shoots of new grass could be found on the burned portion of the field.  It’s a metaphor, isn’t it?

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  1. March 10, 2009 3:22 pm

    Huh, I’m feeling just like that scorched landscape myself right now. Thank God for spring and new beginnings:)

  2. Organic Mama permalink
    March 12, 2009 12:09 pm

    Supposedly under all the snow we’ve been reluctantly entertaining for months, there is new life, just waiting to burst forth. Even with buttheads insensitively ditching fire out of window, nature knows how to heal and keep on renewing itself. Bring on SPRING!!

  3. March 14, 2009 9:27 am

    The green popping up is really encouraging. A sign of hope.

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