Wednesday, 14 March 2007

Wilderness observed

I sat in the warm afternoon sun, listening to the great blue wilderness breathe. No birds calling; the water still; ants and lizards moving noislessly about their business; just the sound of wind exhaling through the trees – in, out, in, out.

Wilderness from McMahon’s Point

Words to walk with:
From Blue Mountains National Park signage at McMahon’s Point
“Wilderness areas are large natural expanses of land which contain little, if any, evidence of modern human activity … The wilderness is no longer a frontier to be pioneered. It is a valuable resource that contains the natural legacy of life’s diversity … Our role in the wilderness is caretaker, guardian and observer.”

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