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”

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”

The Butterfly Garden is working

It’s not quite the green open space that I’d dreamed of but my little town garden has seen many more butterfly visitors this year… May was too cold, June was quiet but July! In July when the Buddleias finally came into flower, they were covered daily with 4 or 5 Peacocks and Red Admirals. WereContinue reading “The Butterfly Garden is working”

A Masterplan…At last!

Having been muddling through, and wondering where I’d put everything if I managed grow plants from all the seeds I’ve collected – in a fairly small garden…at last a Masterplan comes to me! I didn’t think of it, it was given to me by my dear husband (and he I think got it from ProfessorContinue reading “A Masterplan…At last!”