–Wendell Berry, from “The Unforeseen Wilderness: An Essay on Kentucky’s Red River Gorge”
August 29th is the International Day Against Nuclear Tests. It is amazing to me that as recently as 1992 the United States conducted a nuclear test. It gives me just a little hope when I realize almost all of humanity came around to the belief that these tests must stop, and then (with a notable recent exception) actually made that happen — and in a relatively short period of time. I wonder if there might there be hope for us yet?
The Hereios at We’re Here! are observing this day by visiting Nuclear Blasts.
My photo of one of the “Operation Upshot-Knothole” tests in Nevada is courtesy of National Nuclear Security Administration / Nevada Site Office [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.
The buffalo is a binarized version of a scene I shot at Thermopolis, Wyoming, where a buffalo herd survives.
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