People living around the lake have become helpless spectators over the lake.
My wife and I take frequent early morning walks around Botanic Lake with song birds delighting our path. Fresh air and early morning dew and colorful flowers compete for our attention everywhere along the path. Cool breezes play across the water with a sprinkle of designs. It’s always a beautiful and holy time for reflection.
Unfortunately, every time I walk around Botanic Lake, I pick up a dozen or more cans, bottles, plastic containers and various forms of paper in the form of cups, tissue and fast food wrappers. I cannot help but wonder what human beings pass through that beautiful area set aside for nature—and tossed their trash.
Are they callous, stupid and ignorant; of their actions and without wilderness appreciation? How could they walk through natures finest, yet toss a can or bottle into the lake or leave a bag of fast food wrappers on the ground or in the water?
How could squirrels, mice, cats, dogs, birds, monkeys and other creatures inhabit that lake for years and not toss one paper wrapper, not one bottle or plastic container? But you give humans a week and they trash it.
And those that smoke cigarettes on the benches? What’s up with tossing your butts everywhere for others to tolerate? What about the dog owners that doesn’t pick up after their animal’s feces—even with plastic bags provided around the lake for dog-waste pick-up? Pathetic low-grade human misbehavior you invite diseases via your actions. Talk about third world behavior! Where did you go to school and can your parents be proud of you? Not!