The Alps are a beautiful but precipitous place.
The mudslide is a reminder of the both the beauty and power of nature.
It takes my thoughts drift back to the indigenous Australians and their relationship to land.
No deity in the heavens it’s is the land that nurtures and provides. It’s the land that has wrath.
So as I sit in the Vezere a place where humanity survived the ice age. I can reflect on the power of nature.
Humanity may try to destroy itself through nuclear war or climate change or our greed and averice nature will continue.
My heart goes out to those who lost lives and property in the beautiful Swiss Italian border country.
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Don’t make me so envious. My paternal family lived in the mountains of Ticino and left for London in the 1880s from Stresa on Lake Maggiore. Tony A.
An amazing part of the world Tony.
‘No deity in the heavens it’s the land that nurtures and provides. It’s the land that has wrath’ – love those words Mick – were they yours or someone else’s? Had a look for the little digging machine that you saw, but not in these pics. 🙂
My words Jude but it’s the belief and culture of the Australian Aborigines.
I may borrow it for a post one day, if that’s ok!
Feel free. Did you get my email re Skye?
No Skye email, I’ll check again!
Got it!! 📄☺
I;m here thanks to Jude. You are so right, and perhaps eventually mankind will learn to respect the ancient wisdom passed down from cultures like yours there in Australia.
Thank you for your comment yes we forget our connection to land