Inlumino Global

A Tale of a Bullfinch

Some years ago, I was saddened when a pair of bullfinches proudly introduced their new young family to the dandelion seed heads along the drive, only for every one of the juveniles, over the next few days, to lose their path and die, flying into windows. The time when birds leave their nest and learn about life is when they are at their most vulnerable, and so it proved. My heart grieved for the parents, who watched and saw and who will have grieved, briefly, too.

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War on Water?

Recent reports have warned of the impossibility of protecting the British coastline from an encroaching sea. “We cannot win the war on water”, one scientist said.

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Bees Giving Hope for our Future

Last year a colony of Welsh wild black bees honoured my upland home by moving into a natural hive high up in an old oak tree. They survived the winter and multiplied, a talisman of protection and of life.

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Embellishing the Truth

A multiplicity of scholarly evidence emerges continually to generate, confirm or refute certain theories and beliefs. While some of them are presented as impartial and unbiased, many are produced or interpreted to prove a point subjectively, and with a degree of exaggeration for greater impact. This is both unfortunate and unhelpful, for embellishing the truth is counter-productive.

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Gaia will Win

Where and as I write now, green woodpeckers are yaffling in the oak trees around me as kites, ravens and buzzards circle around my home looking for breakfast to feed mates building their nests or even sitting on their eggs. It is a calm damp morning, the prelude to a timeless spring day in this old and sacred Upper Wye valley in Wales.

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A Snow Supermoon for the World

February’s full moon on Tuesday is the second and largest supermoon of 2019, and it is known as the Snow Moon, not just because of the time of year but also because these is an element of purity associated particularly with this full moon. You may care to look out for white messengers on this day.

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New Beginnings

As one year turned into another, a wild heather in my garden came into bloom, beautifully and in celebration of new beginnings. I wondered then what it thinks and what it knows, in its wisdom, of what is to come?

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Saving the Planet

Whatever the cause, climate change is being proven scientifically to be far more serious than has been believed before. Reports this week say we have 12 years only to save the Planet from catastrophic events resulting from human action, unless there is a revolution in how we live, now.

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Grenfell Reflected in Nature

Overnight the weather has changed. The calm, balmy days of a perfect June have been replaced by strong winds and lowering skies; heavy rain has flattened plants and darkened the ground, while leaves and petals billow through the air like hailstones in winter. Despite the sighs and sounds of a summer storm, the air is quiet and the mood is somber.

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Messages from Gaia

Gaia is speaking to us all the time: her messages are important, a gift to us from God, but how often do we listen to what she has to say? Week by week, day by day her voice grows louder, more insistent in order to get our attention. Do we notice?

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