Last week I visited Zlatibor mountain, a little piece of heaven located in the south-western part of Serbia.
There is a beautiful story behind the name Zlatibor ( engl. Golden pine). The name came from a very special species of Scots pine (lat. Pinus sylvestris) Pinus sylvestris variegata Zlatiborica, and I must say what a pine. So graceful, upright with his mighty green branches, covered in snow like a pearl. I fell in love immediately. I could just stand there for the hours and admire its beauty. How can nature be perfect like that? Just amazing!!
Unfortunately the prevalence of the pine is reduced to the location of just one village called Negbini, and is now under the protection of the state. That is really disheartening. What are we doing? Or worse, what are we not doing? How can we just sit in silence and watch it all go away? Nature gives us so much, and we’re not giving anything back, we’re not even saying “thank you”.
If we all want to continue enjoying these mesmerizing views, these captivating pictures we need to act. Really! We need to act fast! Save the great beauty, protect the wild diversity.
I pledge to be the voice of nature, I pledge to devote my life to protect it with all the little creatures living in the hollow spaces, and I invite you to do the same.
.…I give my heart to nature!!
p.s. I send out a very special thank you to Putuj X organisation, and to our charming tour guide. Thank you for wonderful moments!!!