The glory of God in creation… or modified creation?

Psalm 19:1 says: “The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.” Thomas Merton, a Catholic contemplative said: “A tree gives glory to God by being a tree.  For in being what God means it to be it is obeying Him.  It “consents,” so to speak, to His creative love.  …