Tag Archives: Nature Awareness


There is real magic in the real world, and today I experienced some of it. When we eat, how much do we think about where our food comes from? How much are we aware of the cycle of growth and … Continue reading

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Among the reeds

So, taking my own advice, I spent the day yesterday out in nature, away from news and phones and the political world. Together with my wonderful wife, I went to a nature reserve nearby and spent the day wildlife-watching. Getting … Continue reading

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Get out there

“One final paragraph of advice: do not burn yourselves out. Be as I am – a reluctant enthusiast…a part-time crusader, a half-hearted fanatic. Save the other half of yourselves and your lives for pleasure and adventure. It is not enough … Continue reading

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Green Woodpecker

Sitting at my table at home, I am frequently delighted to hear a sudden, sharp laughter coming from the garden. Looking out, I see a visitor, clad in green with a red hat looking back at me. A gnome? A … Continue reading

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Where do we go from here?

I’ve spent the past few days feeling despair, sickness, anger and stomach-clenching, tear-streaming ragefear. America, a country that is not my own but one with which I have close links, having friends there and having lived there for a year, … Continue reading

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Druid Dubh: the Blackbird

One concept in Druidry is that of working with sacred animals. In The Druid Animal Oracle, Philip Carr-Gomm writes that “our ancestors revered every aspect of the natural world and considered each part of this world capable of being an … Continue reading

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Just a quick shot I took from my walk to work this morning. The trees have remained green until a bit later this year, but then they all suddenly turned at once and now there’s a brilliant show of yellow, … Continue reading

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