Huntsman spide (As big as a house!)
Bower bird bower.
Rory Mcloud in the middle of nowhere!
This is all the wondrous life that is being destroyed by climate change, big business and corrupt politicians.
Being a zoologist who just loves animals having the opportunity to go to Australia was paradise. I was able to see a whole range of Australian animals before the politicians in cahoots with big business kills them all off.
I saw some spectacular wildlife. A big thank you to Pete and Trudy who made that possible. I’m forever in your debt!
Battered but not broken
Battered branches with limpid leaves
Hang exhausted before the onslaught
Of the gale.
Robbed of their nascent, verdant virility
They forlornly cling to life,
Like a boxer between rounds.
Below the drifts of drying debris
Is testament to the ferocity
Piqued by insult
She rounded against friend and foe
In a tantrum of frustration
Before settling back to brooding.
In future years we should expect no storm,
But rather a more measured response?
A subtle reminder of power
That we can only imagine,
As she vents her fury
In more subtle and terrible ways.
For nature has
Given us her warning.
Opher – 24.5.2020
Such a perfect day for a walk up my new favourite hill to have a view over the wolds.
The chalky rolling hills with their patchwork of colours.
There are two red kites nesting in a tree in the distance.
On the way up I stopped to watch a kestrel hovering next to a hedgerow.
The verges were a mass of buttercups, speedwell and daisy.
The cowslips have all gone to seed.
It’s a three mile walk – just right!