One doesn’t have to be gardener to appreciate nature’s beauty. I discovered this photo-essay via a friend’s email; she sent it to me after receiving it from a colleague who had copied it from a foreign-language forwarded message received from Europe.
It is possible that it originated at toptenz.net.
The power of the images is so moving and pervasive, that readers around the world have been downloading this post and eagerly forwarding it to their contacts.
It has been re posted on countless other websites, including YouTube. Yet, there has been no accreditation to its originator. This reproduction has occurred even though the Digital Millennium Copyright Act protects the content of the original source.
The photo-list impressed me so that I thought to share it with my readers.
However, as a blogger, I had an obligation to determine its source.
That created an ethical dilemma because this copyrighted material has already been reproduced without accreditation all over the internet and has been forwarded around the world via innumerable personal emails.
By now, some may incorrectly assume that it is in the public domain.
Using a Google search, I discovered that, to the best of my knowledge, toptenz.net is the originator.
I would be grateful to any reader who can confirm or correct this information. In the meanwhile, I hope that these images generate as much pleasure for you as they have for me and the thousands of readers around the world who have been sharing them with their friends.