Friday, October 15, 2010

weekend reflection: Muriwai Cliff


This is a visual reflection of the water at Muriwai beach, in New Zealand. This is the country I adopted to live. The water is clean, and the beach is pristine.

The same cannot be said of the country of my birth, Sarawak in Borneo. Today, I join thousands of bloggers in the World Action Blog Day on water. My two posts are reflections of how men have abused the environoment. I write with great passion, because I tell of a natural disaster in my river. The river I swam and drank from. In this river, you see no reflection. Instead you see a log jam like a conveyor belt of timber.

I invite you to visit.



Anonymous said...

Oh wow...that first reflection is wonderful. But the second one...hmmm it makes one reflect on humankind. Excellent my friend :)

Sylvia K said...

I do agree with Thom, the first reflection is marvelous! And then we have to reflect on mankind and that can be sad these days! Hope you have a wonderful weekend, Ann!


Thomas Lee/Lee Lip Pang said...

Take heart,there are still beautiful undestroyed places in Sarawak,
take a look here

joo said...

The first photo is paradaic - simply beautiful!
Well, what people do to nature is horrible and I understangd your anger very well!
Have a nice weekend Ann!

Unknown said...

Good post. Sad when natural resources are taken for granted. I have never been to Sarawak! Someday!

Maboe said...

Thanks for your photos and your comments!
In Norway our water is clean, my photo is not a river, but I am standing on the other side of a bay.

Gerald (Ackworth born) said...

Good of you to show the contrast.

sithenah is the name of my photoblog - it means "see you now" in Yorkshire Dialect - a kind of greeting - I repeated your google search which interestingly pointed mostly back at me - but I'm not the bangladeshi videoer - I also came across a site that had infringed by copyright.

Betsy Banks Adams said...

HI Ann, I do so LOVE that first shot... WOW--such beauty... It is a great picture and great reflection..

We (mankind) do need to take better care of our world.

Have a great day.

Unknown said...

the first image is so beautiful!

Joe Todd said...

Good post Ann .. Makes one think.. Spring where you are and Fall where I am

Cildemer said...

Love the first picture! The second one leaves a feeling of sadness!

Have a nice weekend*******

George said...

It's almost hard to believe that there is water under all those logs. I don't even want to think about the quality of that water.
The beach in your first picture is beautiful.

Anonymous said...

The terrible price of progress (so called progress).