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Who am I?

I am human. Alive.I am a collection of chemical constituents, naturally occurring,Organised into complex molecules, Organised into bio-mechanisms that burn fuel, filter waste, produce chemicals, sense, reproduce,Make bio-sense.I am a complex bio-construct which uses many naturally occurring forms and constituents.Is that all? I am an individual.I know myself.I know myself through external input,demands and expectations,…

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What I have learnt.

Someone on Facebook asked can you name one good thing to come out of self-isolation, lock down and shielding? There were lots of positive answers I’m pleased to say. This is my answer. I watched as the female osprey at the Glaslyn and Dyfi nests returned from Africa and waited anxiously for their long standing…

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Starting in the wrong place.

I used to be crafty. I won prices at the Hightown show for my cards and cross stitch so I’m not a novice. However I hadn’t done any for a while but decided that since, during self-isolation, I had time, I would start again. It was the third piece of work that made me ask…

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What are wasps for?

There was a post on the Self-Isolating Bird Club Facebook page which asked the question “What are wasps for?” It’s a question I have asked myself along with “What are ants / slugs / snails for?” One person gave quite a full answer describing how wasps help pollination of our crops, trees and other plants….

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Ants and Aphids

Here in Hightown we have always been plagued with ants each summer. The good thing is that they have realised that they are not welcome in the house and for the last few years they have stayed outside. I recently saw a video of a man pouring molten metal down an old ant nest in…

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Empty Nest Syndrome

I’m suffering from empty nest syndrome. All the nests in my garden or which I can see from the windows are empty. The last ones to go were the house martins and I suddenly realised last night as I went to bed that I couldn’t hear the chicks in the nest above the bedroom window….

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Darkness to Light

 This jigsaw puzzle is one I have done many times and love despite it not being the easiest puzzle I’ve ever done. It’s called Day and Night and is taken from a picture by a Dutch artist M. C. Escher who is known for his geometric art works. This is the only one of his…

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It’s Not What It Looks Like.

I was watching 3 large agapanthus buds in the front garden from the lounge window. This plant hasn’t produced flowers apart from the year it was planted around 6 years ago and then they were very pretty but not very tall. Suddenly this year they are taller than the garden wall with thick sturdy stems…

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What do you carry in your pocket?

I have a selection of stones which have the fruits of the spirit on them; love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. I also have one which says courage. When I have been going to do something that I expect to find difficult I have kept courage in my pocket. I also…