A wildlife haven is so much more than a Site of Special Scientific Interest: the emotions of a nocturnal trip down the Rio Papaturo.
Category Archives: Harmony
It seems to have become commonplace for us to read and write about competition between human beings and nature: the war against weeds, beating the bugs or battling against the elements.
Mahatma Gandhi once said that “Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony”.
But how many of us think one thing and say or do another? Feelings of fear, guilt or obligation often get in the way. Or sometimes simply the business of living.
Whilst up in Scotland a couple of weekends back I took the opportunity to add an extra day for a visit to Cream of Galloway, David and Wilma Finlay’s farm at Rainton near Castle Douglas. I had been introduced to the farm by the Sustainable Food Trust, who were keen to have some images of the farm to use in a blog feature later this year.
A fearless swan content to allow me to approach very close, a crane who very helpfully perched on a gate post whilst I captured him on film and a blue tit feeding in bullrush seeds
Keen to take advantage of a sunny and dry morning, a combination which has been somewhat rare in the West of England of late, I took myself off to Catcott Nature Reserve on the Somerset Levels yesterday.
My penguin friend (pictured here admiring freshly baked beetroot bread the other week) represents my voice, my inner child. He smiles at me when I am low. He is patient for me when I need time to think. He reminds me of the simple pleasures in life. And he helps me to formulate questions which need asking.
I believe that our lack of compassion for each other is at the heart of today’s sustainability issues. It’s about our interaction with other members of the human race, not just our interaction with the natural world.
I am very excited to launch my new website and, with it, a change in direction for my work. The website is still very much a work in progress, but it felt right to launch it as such. My photography is also a work in progress so both can now evolve hand in hand!