The ecology is everything.
It is not rarity, beauty or even diversity, it is the whole and the intricate and intimate connections that make up the whole.
We of course, are part of that everything, blessed with the ability to gaze upon it with awe.
Perhaps it is the creation of awe that is our gift to this planet, our reason to be here.
Whatever the case, it would seem that the greater our participation the more our feelings of wonder grow and deepen.
Photo: Sierra de Saladaviciosa. Courtesy of the author.