Author Archives: Simone Lipscomb

I am a photographer and writer and focus on the relationship between nature and humans. My life's work is dedicated to increasing awareness of the sacredness of all life and helping humans become caring, compassionate planetary stewards.

On the Surface

Today I visited Gulf State Park Pier in Gulf Shores, Alabama. This site was heavily oiled a few weeks ago Read More →

Humanity–Definitions to Ponder

When I was growing up I was proud to be a part of humanity because I felt like it truly Read More →

Sixty Seconds

We all enjoy pretty things. Beautiful beaches, healthy birds, smiling sea turtles, children playing in the white sand. Who wouldn’t Read More →

Chemical Soup

Last night I attended a presentation by four scientists on air quality issues related to the BP Gulf Oil Crisis. Read More →


Today I visited the Theodore, Alabama, Oiled Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. For the first time since first coming back to Alabama Read More →

The Big Disconnect

Imagine seeing this on the beach, smelling almost overwhelming heated diesel smell, and watching people in protective gear cleaning the Read More →

Turtle Prayers

Today the Deepwater Horizon Incident Joint Information Center released a plan formed by the US Fish and Wildlife Service, NOAA-Fisheries Read More →

BP Offers “Elaborate” Funeral to Boat Captain’s Widow

A BP representative offered the widow of Captain William Allen “Rookie” Kruse as an elaborate a funeral as she wanted Read More →

Sweeping Our Past Clean, Preparing for the Future

While visiting Gulf Islands National Seashore today I observed workers sweeping tiny tar balls into dust pans. As I stood Read More →

Funeral for a Friend

Today surface oil was washing up in the form of brown, oily froth or mousse. Tidal pools along the shore Read More →