April 4, 2012

Whatcha Find Wednesday

This Wednesday sure has flown by. Gracye is on spring break and we have been busy at the homestead. This Whatcha Find Wednesday we have what we had found in our local park.

A few old cars dumped in the creek

Beautiful isn't it. It crazy how just a few decades many people used rivers and creeks as their local dumps. When I was younger, we used to go on treasure hunts. We would head out past the corn fields and down to the creek to see what interesting things we could find. Usually, most of the stuff was larger than we could carry home or didn't really want to carry home such as piles of old tires, old ovens, and a bunch of old beer bottles. Looking back, we had a lot of fun going on these hunts because we never knew what we would find. What makes me sad is that even though the cars above were dumped in the creek many years ago, people still use our parks as a dump. As Lenny and I were taking an exploratory walk we passed a lot of trash in the woods. There was a trash bag of old landscaping lights, there were miscellaneous clothing items, beer cans and bottles, food wrappers, and a pile of just a bunch of junk. With today's standards and the availability to dispose unwanted trash, why do people still feel it's ok to dump in a park? Maybe it was just the way I was raised, but I have never felt it was ok to just throw trash where ever I wanted to. So here is my question for the day, do you at least try to hold onto your trash while enjoying nature and throw it away when you get home or when you come across a trash receptacle or....do you just toss it in the woods when no one is looking?

Feel free to leave a comment, I would love to hear your thoughts on this.Till next time, I'll see you on the flip flop.

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