Everything is connected

sundew flowers in Wasdale

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.

John Muir

These words from John Muir, written in 1911 in his book ‘My First Summer in the Sierra’, so succinctly sum up the interconnectivity of things. We often come back to this quote. The image is of sundew, a carnivorous plant that grows in every continent, except Antarctica. Its Latin name, ‘Drosera’, roughly translates as ‘dew of the sun’ and refers to the tiny droplets of gluey liquid that cover its spiked leaves. The sweet, sticky substance attracts insects, and then plays a part in digesting them. A very efficient little plant that lies low in boggy areas of the Lake District. This picture was taken on a patch of wet land beside Wastwater

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