Nature is an integral part of our lives. But even while we appreciate the blessings she bestows on us, we forget that we are plundering her treasures and thereby denying our children the pleasure of enjoying nature in all her abundance and variety in the future. The beauty of nature has been extolled in the works of poets and artists. When Wordsworth describes the daffodils dancing in the breeze or when our eyes alight on a painting by William Turner, our hearts are filled with an indescribable emotion.

If a mere representation can move us so much, imagine the power of the real thing. If you have seen Massachusetts during fall season when the leaves turn yellow, ochre, and red, you can never forget it in your lifetime.Nature has myriad facets. It keeps changing from season to season, from minute to minute. If the sea was a bright blue in the morning, by noon it has become an emerald green hue. The colors of the sky keep changing throughout the day, from pale pink at dawn to a dazzling blue at mid-morning and a bright orange by sunset and purple by twilight. Nature reflects our moods. When the sun shines, we fel happy and hopeful.

Nature has given birth to great people all over the world through its inspiring message. Sir Isaac Newton discovered the gravitational force by mere observation of nature. He was not the first person to see an apple falling from a tree. Innumerable people had seen this before. Yet he became a famous scientist because he observed nature around him and learnt from it.
People are becoming more and more selfish as they forget about Mother Nature. For their selfish concern they are cutting down forests, killing birds, and animals. Many species of birds and animals are even wiped out altogether. But every action has an opposite reaction. Therefore, these acts of men have given rise to pollution, global warming, tsunami and earthquakes.
Every time we cut down a tree, every time an oil spill despoils the ocean, let us remember that we are destroying the most precious inheritance we can leave behind for our children.If we want to save our earth we will have to stop this mindless destruction!!!
Dear readers, we urge you to join us in our endeavor to save Our Beautiful Planet by taking due care of it.

by:  Ammara Siddique