Last week the Greens, this week @PAN_UK

We’re all familiar with the roses which struggle on into November. I’ve remembered seeing some back in December in the 90’s and can recall my astonishment at seeing them then: winter roses. Long before I ever started gardening. But this year! For wildflowers to be reflowering in November, when it’s normally freezing – Well niceContinue reading “Last week the Greens, this week @PAN_UK”

We could all do more (Royals included!)

By harming the Rainforests “they are ultimately harming themselves” Amazonian Chief speaking of the Brazilian Govt sponsored gold-miners & farmers who are making “quick bucks” that will be the end of us all. This is one woman Chief who could not be doing more, along with her son. By practising what Simon Reeves on BBCTwoContinue reading “We could all do more (Royals included!)”

Looking for things to be thankful for

in the Natural world around us Last time I wrote I was so…distraught, really, at the state of politics in this country and the world over, what with all the #climatecrisis denying behaviour going on. (As it is still – as if the climate was the only seemingly insolvable problem – a bit daft givenContinue reading “Looking for things to be thankful for”

Decry you die, Give you live

Some musings on Consolation and Desolation in the world of Conservation First up, have to say it has rained very merrily since my last (very recent) post. And also have to say that so fixed was I on the MayDay MayDay theme that I missed the fact the 1st of the month has also fallenContinue reading “Decry you die, Give you live”

#MayDay #MayDay

Drought fast approaching This lack of rain is new to May, I decided, last year. Cold grey skies with lots of moisture in them, just passing by. It could be the moisture from the Rainforests isn’t what it was, that there just isn’t the water vapour (the billions of tons of it) there was, nowContinue reading “#MayDay #MayDay”

St Francis of Assisi I am not

But I would love to be more like him. Giotto’s images of this early saint welcoming birds and conflicting animals (sheep and wolves?) are inspiring, not to say tantalising! To have birds feeding from your hands would be amazing – but then I guess back in medieval times birds might have thought so too, asContinue reading “St Francis of Assisi I am not”

No Newts -but Frogspawn a-plenty

I’d been so looking forward to seeing the newts again this February – their orange spotted bellies flashing through and lighting up the dark waters of my square pond again…for their mating season. But it wasn’t to be. Either they haven’t visited or I’ve completely missed them. Either way, quite sad about it. And aContinue reading “No Newts -but Frogspawn a-plenty”

New Year, New Moon

New Beginnings!! Not quite sure what this means exactly – for me, or for the world, but there’s a palpable sense of excitement I’m feeling, for some of the possibilities… Also if I’m honest, for the chance to possibly see those flashing and orange dotted undersides of Smooth Newts again, come February – I can’tContinue reading “New Year, New Moon”