Each Individual, Climate Change, the Dung Beetle and the Starfish

“As an individual I cannot do anything to save our world’s climate. That fight is for the big nations. I personally cannot make a difference. So, I will do nothing”

Edmund Burke would strongly disagree with your attitude and admonish you thus!

“Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.” – Edmund Burke

And the tiny African Dung Beetle would just laugh at you!

So – Put that one starfish back in the sea.

The Kouga Dam Near Port Elizabeth Nearly Empty – 1 October 2021

Note the stain on the rocks when the dam is full. We desperately need rain.

Do hedgehogs complain?

You bet they do! This early April morning I overheard a hedgehog muttering in an icy English country garden.

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The Change of Seasons In Baltimore – Fly Fishing

Late March fly fishing in the Gunpowder river near Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Spring is slowly showing herself. And yet, snow is expected. The change of seasons is full of surprises!

A message of hope from the Canopy: Learn from the changing seasons

The forest has spoken. This weekend, this leaf, dressed in gentle shades of autumn, drifted down from the forest canopy in the Island Nature Reserve near Port Elizabeth in South Africa. The leaf’s message was clear: “Autumn is here. Winter for all of us is not far off. But remember. After the winter will come the spring and then the warmth of another summer. Learn from me, a humble leaf. Learn the lesson of the seasons. The winter of this Covid will pass too. Have faith in the passage of time. Rest assured. A new day is coming for us all.”

See picture below.

Picture: Mariska Spoormaker. Thank you.

The Seasons are Changing in England and South Africa

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:

Ecclesiastes 3:1 KJV

March 2021

Change is in the air.

In England spring is beginning to shyly show her beautiful face.

In South Africa the autumn chill is starting to call for jerseys

Below are two pictures taken a few days ago. The first is of early spring daffodils in England. The second is of the South African “blood flower” now blooming in early autumn.

Read Mariska’s comment about the “blood flower” below the second picture.

Below: English spring daffodils – March 2021

Photo: Our relative in England

Below: South African autumn blood flowers – March 2021

Photo: Mariska Spoormaker

“When this bulb plant pushes out her red powder brush, you can know the time of summer is over. Some people call the Powderbrush / blood flower also the April Fool – why?” – Mariska Spoormaker on Facebook. (Behind the flowers is “Tiekie”, Mariska’s good friend and companion.