I'd like to ask about the meaning of "left alone" in the following context:
Nature, in her glory and abundance, bears great quantities of food. Nature, left alone, produces abundance. So, we live close to nature, and follow her rhythms and cycles in the food chain.
Does "left alone" means "when/if it is not disturbed"?
EDIT: Oops. I forgot to hit the "post" button and 10 minutes had gone by! Sorry to be redundant.
I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.