Do unto nature as you expect done to you.
I am spending some of my late evenings in Hilly Fields and an area north of it with my camera, note-book and pen, taking advantage of the Summer evenings, even if they are usually cold and wet. It is a time I can get away from most of humanity to indulge in creative thinking and photography in places of my ancestors, nature and an awesome creative environment.
It is often the case that nature will present a challenge to a good photo opportunity, for instance I wished to take a photo of a flower, but an insect was in the flower which in my mind spoiled the shot. I could have evicted the insect, but I decided to let it be. If I was sitting enjoying a moment in nature would I like being evicted from my spot so someone could get a good photograph?
One of the key problems between humanity and nature is that humanity views nature as a nuisance and thus controlled, evicted or eliminated. Humanity needs to live in houses, but the damage to the environment is the disharmony of the construction process rather than the houses themselves to nature. Is it possible to co-exist with a forest, spring or animal colony without evicting, destroying or wiping it out in building a new housing estate?
There was so much going on around me one evening on a bridge: bats flew above me; a frog startled me as it lunged at an insect out of the water on my right; a parent feeding a noisy nest of Moorhen chicks in the reeds to my left. This was an experiential delight, something most of humanity are oblivious of.
Upon the Hilly Fields the tokens of human respect for nature, garbage thrown upon the ground. I shall after writing this return to Hilly Fields and pick up some of this garbage. If only people could respect and live in harmony with nature.