Reality bites,it seems.

 

A Tropical Sunset,palm fronds silhouetted against a glowing skyA Tropical Sunset,palm fronds silhouetted against a glowing skyA Tropical Sunset,palm fronds silhouetted against a glowing sky
A Tropical Sunset, Gold Coast Australia.

This is perhaps a truer depiction of the Colours of Christmas on the Gold Coast. However,our local councils have set up artificial, plastic pine decorated Christmas trees where there are groves of tall majestic Bunyas , Norfolk island pines or similar types of fir like trees.

If eyes were fully open they might notice that Nature has been busy making her seasonal statement.

Flame tree
Mother nature decorates

To me this practice of favouring plastic replication is  bewildering . It seems as if  there is an encouragement to consider that the true beauty of the natural world is tawdry and that artificial replicas represent beauty and reality. Or is it another means of assisting and encouraging disconnection, of making people desensitized to the world around them,unable to discern and to seek knowledge and wisdom for themselves?

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One thought on “Reality bites,it seems.

  1. Brilliant observation. It’s a thought provoking reminder that the Christmas season is a different experience for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere than for those of you Down Under. The decorated Christmas Tree really came from Germany, and from Pagan customs in Europe. Not from the Bible, not from Jesus. It was the European response to a festive season with what they had at hand. We should all celebrate our festive occasions with what is close at hand and familiar and makes us glad, rather than clinging to replicas of far away celebrations. Thanks for the reminder. Your photos are lovely.

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