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Sleet had fallen a few minutes before I arrived at the Rhododendron Gardens in Olinda. The sky was in a tumultuous state, clouds battled with the sun and patches of blue appeared now and then. It was 10 o'clock and about 4degrees Celsius. Apart from a woman I met on my walk who told me she had seen a fox, I saw no other person for the two hours I spent there.
It was an eerie experience being all alone, exposed to the vicissitudes of weather, but also most rewarding on seeing many varieties of native birds, seeing water droplets on various flowers and pine needles shine like diamonds.
It was half way through my walk that I came across this vision- a face both vulnerable and accusing, pleading to us to take greater care of Mother Nature, to love Her more, to admire her more often, to cherish her myriad gifts both grand and minuscule.

But let's face it, most of us, unlike our forefathers who could feel her heartbeat, WE have NO TIME to spare for HER.

I could have done some cloning work to make the image more humanlike but that would be cheating.

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Viewed: 1977
Points: 42
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Additional Photos by Klaudio Branko Dadich (daddo) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3578 W: 114 N: 6362] (28728)
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