On the Flip Side–The Beauty of the Save the Richardsons Grove Protestors.
This photo touched my heart when I saw it. It presented both sides of a very complex issue. Here are those of us who care deeply about the trees and fear that we might harm them in our zeal to march forward into the future and yet here is also represented those of us who are trying to make life safer and more sensible now. Notice the big truck is indeed going over the yellow line. This photo may have been intended as propaganda (in the best sense) but it is truly art because it speaks to all sides of an issue. It was created by Jack Gescheidt as part of his exquisite Tree Spirit Project (Please take a moment to go to the site. These photos grasp my soul.)
They are chanting “On Demand, Stop the plan” according to one observer. I may agree with CalTrans on this issue but my Humboldt heart is a little enchanted by the beauty of folk standing up for what they believe.
Photo from an anonymous source inside CalTrans.