Tag Archives: Nature Awareness

Thoughts from the North

I recently went for a weekend to Tromso, in Northern Norway, some 200 miles North of the Arctic Circle. It was, as can be expected, dark and cold. But in that darkness and cold, there was beauty. The city itself … Continue reading

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Autumn is here

According to the Met Office, Autumn officially started ten days ago, on 1 September. Astronomically, Autumn begins in 11 days time, at the Autumnal Equinox on 21 September. Some Druids place Autumn’s beginning at the Equinox (Alban Elfed), while others … Continue reading

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Running as connection

I went for a run today. Not exactly earth-shatteringly important news to share on here, but it was significant for me. I’ve been getting out of shape lately, working a pretty sedentary job and having various mental health crises that … Continue reading

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Potatoes

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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