Biodiversity is important for the continuation of life on Earth. Every species that becomes extinct effects every other species in the food chain, either directly or indirectly. If you are not already a member of a reputable environmental organization, I recommend the Natural Resources Defense Council, the Union of Concerned Scientists, or the Sierra Club. If you would like to learn more about earth stewardship issues, please visit one of these organizations on the web. Or join one of the many others that deal with environmental issues, from how to store or dispose of nuclear waste, to biodiversity, food safety, fuel efficiency, depletion of of Earth's resources, Global Warming, etc. I'll post some of these sites on the side bar of this blog, just as soon as I can get to it. You and I have only one precious life to live, and collectively, we have one planet to protect. Indeed, it is our home--and our children's home. Our only home.
"Amazon" is an abstract expressionist painting that to me, suggests a jungle teeming with foliage and all manner of organic form; sunlight filtering through the lush canopy; and perhaps the gift of fresh rainwater swirling into the river. Acrylic on gallery-wrapped canvas, 36 x 48 inches. This painting is available at www.LyndaLehmann.com . Image and text c Lynda Lehmann.