Photo of the Week 2016 – Week 5

I love the sea when nature has its way with it. The way it crashes over the break water.

2016 Week 5

3 thoughts on “Photo of the Week 2016 – Week 5

  1. This photo reminds me of tsunami waves breaching seawalls in northeastern Japan after the 2011 earthquake. I’ve always been fascinated with the natural elements of our world. I even love when nature has its way with humanity. Whenever we humans try to assert our superiority over the natural world, Earth always smacks us back into our place, one way or another.

    • It does. You have a drop of water in your hand and it is insignificant. Get millions of them, and they can swallow you completely. A snowflake on it’s own is pretty, billions of them can make a town seem as though it never existed. One little pebble may seem like nothing, but they can create new land masses or take them away.

      • Back in September of 1999, millions of people were forcibly evacuated along the Georgia – Florida border, as Hurricane Floyd approached. It was a borderline category 5 storm, so the threat was real. When it suddenly veered northward without making landfall, all these people had the nerve to get angry that they were evacuated for what they felt was no reason. I saw one man on the national news complain that all the contemporary technology meteorologists had should help them dictate exactly when and where such a storm was going to strike. I thought that was one of the most stupid – and arrogant – things I’ve ever heard!

        Those storms have been bombarding the coastlines of the world since the beginning of time. They’re not going to stop because someone wants to build a beachfront estate to enjoy the view. Meteorologists also can only predict so much about a storm’s trajectory and intensity.

        Tropical storms actually serve a purpose. They can distribute heat that builds up in some regions, in both the air and water; they’ve cleaned up oil and chemical spills; obliterated insect infestations; eliminated so-called oxygen-free dead zones; replenished lakes and reservoirs; ended droughts; and put out forest and grass fires. Yes, they cause a lot of destruction, but so do humans.

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