Nature Always Triumps

I'm often drawn to manmade structures that try to control nature. In Lake Michigan, there are groins, breakwaters, seawalls and revetments — all put into place to prevent the natural movement of water and sand. They do a decent job for a while, but without intervention they ultimately succumb to the will of nature.

This month's calendar image shows pilings that once held a pier above the water. They now stand broken and rotting on the lake bottom. For me, this image represents the power and perseverance of the lake. Given enough time, she will reclaim what was taken from her and the shoreline will revert to what can withstand the waves, wind and ice.
 
As our planet faces increasing perils, I hope we’ll learn to work with nature, rather than against it.