Friday, September 2, 2011

Photo - Finish Friday -- The Other Side of the Story

The opposite bank of the Nile.
You'll notice the green belt is quite narrow.
Because of the dams, the Nile doesn't flood the way it did in the past. The silt from the flooding was rich in nutrients.
Those days are over.


Dawn said...

And isn't that typical of what we manage to create now days?....a blockage of sorts when it comes to the natural way of things?
(Even though it may seem necessary....(sigh)
(Your title is almost exact -word for word- one I was writing and filing for later use. So when it comes out...I promise- I wasn't trying to copy;D)
Have a wonderful weekend Leah...and may we always look for the Green Side of things!

Hilary said...

That's quite the contrast.

Leah J. Utas said...

Dawn, we're always improving on Nature, Dawn. We honestly think we know better.

Hilary, aye.

Chris said...

Wow, really love the contrast from the green belt to the desert. Beautiful shot.

Leah J. Utas said...

Thanks, Chris. It's quite striking.

Reb said...

Lovely contrast. It is too bad that we keep "improving" on nature.

messymimi said...

We monkey with what we do not fully understand.

Great shot.

the Bag Lady said...

'Tis the way of the world. We just can't leave anything alone!

Leah J. Utas said...

Reb, thanks and yup.

So true, Messymimi. Thanks.

Yes, Bag Lady.