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baby oak tree

In Potter Valley a baby oak sprouts up in the middle of where this truck's engine used to be. The paint is covered in lichen and the body has become a habitat for who knows how many small animals, bugs, and worms.

As meticulous as I am about recycling and sustainability, the other half of my brain says not to worry too much because nature can take care of herself. It's egotistical of humankind to think we have so much power over nature that it needs to be saved by us. (But, of course that doesn't mean we should recklessly trash the place and needlessly kill off thousands of entire species. We still have to live and eat here.)

This truck may take forever in human years to turn back into earth, but in Earth's timeline, it's just a small moment.

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