Checking on the Night Shift

It was only last night that I learned, to my surprise and delight, that a hare is living in my garden.

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Vitamin D and the Power of the Sun

 

Despite being mid-February, the early morning sun today is strong, illuminating the gold of the witch hazel blossom and the grey-blue of the waters of the Wye. In response to his call, the birds sing loudly in celebration of the light and of life, while frogs and newts begin their annual courtship dances in their ponds.

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Preparing for Spring

My preparations for Spring are almost done. The nest boxes have been cleaned, repaired and new ones put up; the lawn mower is in for servicing; wild flower seeds are growing in the warmth of the Conservatory; the hedges have been trimmed; and the ponds have been cleared of old lilies and other pond plants. It is very satisfying.

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Being in Balance

The point of being human in a lifetime on Earth is to learn to be in balance, not just sometimes but as a constant state of being. It is not easy.

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Nature’s Power to Heal

After some stormy days, the house martins that returned here in the middle of April are settling into their nests, having waited patiently for the rain and winds to clear.

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The Madness of Human Intervention

This morning I caught the tail end of a fascinating discussion on Radio 4’s Today Programme about how human intervention has changed the planet in the past and how we stand at a pivotal and extraordinary point in our relationship with Earth now.

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Making Mistakes: Where has the Spontaneity Gone?

Within you is the memory of your ancestors, and you have a good knowledge of human history too.  Why, then, with all your awareness of life, and right and wrong, and being on Earth, do you continue to make mistakes?

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