Millions of years in the making
moorland, hill and heather,
mosses and bog.
A continuous chain of actions,
earthquakes, volcanoes, glaciers,
ever changing weather
people, planting, felling, farming…
Landscape today is not an end result,
but only a single frame
in a long-running, slow motion movie.
How well will we act our parts
in the next scene?
from Cairnsmore: The Big Hill