I read an article recently that brought to mind the destruction and devastation that often occurs both in nature and due to human interventions. In nature, volcanic activity, earthquakes, tsunamis, droughts and flood often cause chaos and havoc for mankind and there is little we can do about it even when we know its coming. People also cause their own damage and destruction through wars and even through smaller actions like graffiti on walls and buildings and breaking windows or burning farmland.
The pictures below came to mind when I contemplated these issues.
The first set of pictures show a beautiful flower garden. The second picture depicts Taylor Red’s shock when she discovers that destructive giant snails have devastated the flower garden. The death of the flowers leads to a greater catastrophe in that the sugar dough bees don’t have pollen to make their sugar dough and the bee hive is under threat of starvation. You can read more about this in my children’s baking and nature conservation themed book, Sir Chocolate and the Sugar Dough Bees story and cookbook.
The set of pictures below depicts a stage set up in a public park for a Christmas pageant in Chocolateville. A graffiti artist damages the stage and props which threatens to destroy Christmas and Sir Chocolate must save the day. You can read this story for free here: https://writingtoberead.com/2019/12/11/sir-chocolate-and-the-graffiti-artists-a-christmas-story/
The people of Chocolate Land are shocked when they wake up one morning to discover that all their homes and gardens have been nibbled and damaged. Sir Chocolate soon discovers the culprit, a Baby Cookie Monster who has lost his mummy. The people work together to return the lost baby to his mother and to fix their town.
This last cake is part of my art series about saving our planet. The reason I included this artwork in this post is because humans are causing a lot of damage and destruction to our beautiful planet through all the plastic, rubbish and other products that are causing global warming and other problems. The tap is disconnect as there is no water in a desert.