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The good and wise mother

What quote am I vibing? "Alone of human beings, the good and wise mother stands on a plane of equal honor with the bravest soldier; for she has gladly gone down to the brink of the chasm of darkness to bring back the children in whose hands rests the future of the years." Theodore Roosevelt

Pounds of Trash Removed from the Wild These Past Two Weeks / All Time: 36 / 171

My post has nothing to do with mothers, but it's Mother's Day, and that's a lovely quote. It does have to do with the children in whose hands rests the future of the years. Or, more specifically, it has to do with trash. And helping to make a change for future generations.

This week was another week of picking up trash by myself and with a friend!

I am making an effort to focus on my little neighborhood or a very local fresh waterway one day a week, and on Monday, I woke up early and cleaned up a lot of litter from cars on Kanner near US 1 beside a little waterway there.

The rest of my cleanups were beach-centric. You can't beat the view! Or the good feeling of getting the pieces of plastic out of the hands of the ocean.

I'll let the pictures tell the story - that seems to work best for these cleanup posts.

May 11. Santa Lucea Beach. 7 pounds, 8 bottlecaps. A friend cleanup with Wendy!

Wendy and I saw two new sea turtle nests on Saturday. It is so cool to reflect on their journies.

This rocky stretch of Treasure Coast is beautiful. The pools of water catch the light in the prettiest ways in the morning.

May 6. Kanner Highway (waterway near US1). 7 pounds, 2 bottlecaps. Lots of fast food trash.

SEA GLASS!! I found three beautiful pieces after some storms we'd been having. May 7. Bathtub Reef Beach. 9 pounds, 17 bottlecaps.

A pelican in the way distance, wading and feeding after the storms.

Roadside trash stopped me before I got to Bathtub Reef Beach this day. May 9. Santa Lucea Beach. 3 pounds, 43 bottlecaps.

The suprising shapes and chasms of the rock cliffs. Love.

A beach bunny!!

I found this Thursday evening and made a plan to go back the next morning. May 10. Fletcher's Beach. 10 pounds, 8 bottlecaps, 1 enormous hunk of foam.

Friday I saw one fresh sea turtle nest. See the nest in the upper center? See the trash around it? :( We have to do better for our fellow Earthlings.

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