Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Northeastern Alabama

I'm back on the road and loving it. This is certainly a very pretty part of the US and it's great to walk through such lovely countryside. I'll let the photos below speak for themselves. 

As I returned from walking yesterday and approached my motor home, a woman whose pickup truck was stopped at the intersection came up to me an gave me a hug. "Everyone is talking about you," she said. "About your walk for all the grandchildren. Look, someone else is reading your signs." Sure enough, another vehicle had just pulled up to my van to read the lettering and the handmade sign that says WAKE UP to the CLIMATE EMERGENCY

Please check out this article by Lester Brown on food shortages.  A new friend in Birmingham forwarded it to me, knowing that it is part of the larger climate change picture. It's pretty scary, as is everything about the future we're looking at. That's why I sing as I walk, to keep my spirits up. Somehow this song pops into my head every time I start singing:

Come, follow, follow, follow, follow, follow me.
Whither shall I follow, follow, follow?
Whither shall I follow, follow thee?
To the greenwood, to the greenwood,
To the greenwood, greenwood tree.


Bete said...

What gorgeous pictures! What are the rings in the last one?

Greta said...

The rings are some kind of farm equipment. I think the arms reach out to pick up hay or some such product. Maybe someone else could elucidate. - Greta