I Was Made Erect and Lone

I Was Made Erect and Lone I was made erect and lone And within me is the bone Still my vision will be clear Still my life will not be drear To the center all is near Where I sit there is my throne...   Poem by Henry David Thoreau

It’s almost WINTER!

Here are our favorite pix of WINTER in response to Ailsa's Weekly Travel Theme. Wintry scenes from the Raritan River Basin in New Jersey.

Water links us to our neighbor in a way more profound and complex than any other ~ John Thorson

THE WHITE NILE RIVER BASIN: One third of Africa’s populations reside in and depend on the natural resources of the Nile River Basin. The White Nile (2300 miles, 3700 km.) is punctuated by Lakes Victoria, Albert, Edward and Kyoga. Climate change, population growth, pollution and infrastructure are currently threatening the natural resources and balance of … Continue reading Water links us to our neighbor in a way more profound and complex than any other ~ John Thorson

Weekly Photo Challenge: Grand

No Water No Life's photo pick in response to The Daily Post's Blog -  Weekly Photo Challenge: Grand.

An Ongoing Lesson

"The large baobab tree has fallen, but its roots will nourish the soil forever." --A tribute to Nelson Mandela by the ANC, December 6, 2013 Nelson Mandela left a great gift for humankind and the planet. He will forever remind us that we can work together to solve our problems.

"We must begin thinking like a river if we are to leave a legacy of beauty and life for future generations."
 - David Brower

Columbia River is one of the most hydro-dammed rivers in the world

The Columbia is one of the most hydro-dammed river basins in the world with some dams now over 70 years old. These dams change downstream water flows, and stop fish migrations. They are also buckling under decades of accumulated polluted sediment. The pressure is on for decommissioning many of these older dams, and 2 large … Continue reading Columbia River is one of the most hydro-dammed rivers in the world