When I think of Power one of the first things that comes to mind is the power of plants.
The power behind bulbs which can shoot up through the most unpromising ground never ceases to amaze me. Actually there is one plant which can, and does, come up through concrete, tarmac or anything! I nearly went out to take a photograph of Ground Elder, which we have in abundance down the end of the garden, and which we cannot get rid of. But its raining hard!
And while we are on plants, fungus, and in particular, Honey Fungus spreads it tentacles far and wide, with absolutely no effort at all. It has spread this year far beyond the trunks of the trees (the dead ones, fortunately) and I don't think anyone has seen such an array in the Park before.
Water Power - where would be be without it? Harnessed, its a Good Thing for Everyone - left rampant, it can flood everywhere, damaging people and property, or carve a deep valley in a hillside. This waterfall is in Geiranger Fjord, Norway. They can get bigger!
And then there's good old electricity. Big pylons across the countryside big prices, bit bills. But I don't think we'd really be able to do without it!
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