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Wrens Watching the World

It may be that you like me live in a Celtic land, as so many people increasingly are drawn to do.  Wherever you are now, it is probable that you have lived in Scotland, or Wales, or Brittany, or Cornwall, or Ireland or the Isle of Man at some point on your long soul journey.  The Celtic influence was strong too throughout much more of Europe in ancient times, and you may have been a part of it there also.

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The Table of Nature

Autumn is lingering here in the Cambrian Mountains:  leaves are magnificent in their fire colours still, and the trees that carry them are bedecked with a multitude of berry jewels, so many that the flocks of fieldfares and redwings arriving for their winter sanctuary are unable to strip them bare.  The table of nature overflows and there is plenty for everybody.

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Black Moon, Amazon Fire

The Dark of the Moon approaches, and Mother Moon is entering the last three days of her present life but knowing a new one is imminent in her rebirth, her New Moon, on 30th August.

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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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