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The Winter Solstice

The winter solstice, (also called the hibernal solstice), occurs when either of Earth’s poles reaches its maximum tilt away from the Sun and today 21st December is that day for us in the Northern Hemisphere. Since prehistoric times, the winter solstice has been a significant time of year in many cultures, marked by festivals andContinue reading “The Winter Solstice”

Zen Inspiration for Poetry

The origin of Zen – The Buddha is said to have given a “silent sermon”, he held up a flower and gazed at it, after a while, a monk called Mahakasyapa, began to smile. He is said to have been the only one who had understood the sermon. According to legend, that smile (that isContinue reading “Zen Inspiration for Poetry”

Good news for the Forests

The world’s dwindling forests may just have some breathing space, thanks to an agreement by more then 100 countries to halt and reverse forest loss by 2030. Importantly, the signatories include Brazil and the Democratic Republic of Congo – which are homes to the largest remaining rainforest. The pledge was also signed by China, Russia,Continue reading “Good news for the Forests”

Autumn Thoughts

It is autumn and winter is fast approaching, here in the UK the clocks have gone back, the nights are darker and this can have an effect our mood, along with the extended impact of the pandemic, so it is important to think of ways of caring for ourselves and others over the next fewContinue reading “Autumn Thoughts”

Today at COP26

Gonzalo Muñoz and Nigel Topping, High Level Climate Action Champions said:​ “It is fantastic to see the ambition in renewables deployment, with Race to Zero members committing to reaching over 750GW of installed renewable energy capacity by 2030. This will only grow as more energy companies join the Race to Zero emissions, and decarbonisation ambitionsContinue reading “Today at COP26”

Weekend Prompt

Sammi’s weekend prompt is to write a poem or piece of prose in 97 words using ‘ramshackle’ or a variation of it in the piece of work, see the link below: I have completed the poem below in the required number of words, my inspiration is Greenpeace which has been established for 50 years, especiallyContinue reading “Weekend Prompt”