It’s a topical subject this week! Cheri sets a challenge to share a photo of a landscape – “a wide establishing shot of a scene in nature or an urban setting.”
Her scene of a desert landscape in Joshua Tree National Park highlights the extraordinary vegetation adapted to an arid environment. The wide panorama ‘speaks’ of an encompassing starkness, and it brings to mind issues of resilience to climate change.
In South Africa many areas are suffering severe drought conditions. The agriculture industry is headed for disaster and critical water restrictions make us aware of a very fragile balance.
Here in the Western Cape, recent rainfall has not been enough to alleviate the scale of the drought. In the second scene above, a brewing rainstorm brings hope to a parched land.
Our changing landscape – how are you faring where you live?