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Spectacular autumn in Scotland

Today we’re highlighting some of amazing wildlife spectacles you can see in Scotland in autumn, including the fierce deer rut, thousands of migrating… Spectacular autumn in Scotland This is a repost from the Scotland’s Nature blog. See a full list of my blog posts here.

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World Mental Health Day 2020

ॐ ​सर्वेषां स्वस्तिर्भवतु ।सर्वेषां शान्तिर्भवतु ।सर्वेषां पूर्नं भवतु ।​सर्वेषां मड्गलं भवतु ॥ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः Om Sarveśām Svastir BhavatuSarveśām Shāntir BhavatuSarveśām Pūrnam BhavatuSarveśām Maṇgalam BhavatuOm Shanti, Shanti, Shanti May there be happiness in allMay there be peace in allMay there be completeness in all​May there be success in allOm Peace, Peace, Peace The above was copied […]

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Botanics Sparrowhawk Blog

I’ve been doing quite a lot of research recently on how to enhance my website and blog and while doing this I revisited the Botanics Sparrowhawk blog I used to write when I worked there. I really enjoyed doing this especially as it meant I was able to spend time observing the sparrowhawks that live […]

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Limitations in Nature

I was looking up at the moon this evening which is rapidly coming up to the First Quarter and it got me thinking about the notion of limits. The moon is a brilliant teacher of this because it grows larger and smaller but it never goes outside its own limits when it is at its […]

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Fundraising for a New Album

After seeing one of my friends post a fundraiser today I was inspired to do one myself. I have been really wanting to do a new album of poetry and music for a long time and just recently I started thinking about it again. I have definitely written enough poetry to do one and I […]

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Earth Day 2020

Happy Earth Day! The place where I’m staying just now has an excellent view over a river and I’ve been watching the fish swim in it, some of which must be about half a metre in length, maybe more, as they can be seen from my room in the top floor. As the window is […]

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Live Streaming During Our Time of Isolation

There seem to be quite a few people, some of whom I know, doing live streaming on-line just now as a means of reaching out while we are in this state of self-imposed (or in some places state-imposed) isolation. This got me thinking that I could myself do something along these lines, however after pondering […]

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Butterfly Poem

As we are having to stay indoors right now which is a bit like being in a cocoon I thought I would share this poem I wrote which was very beautifully illustrated and written in calligraphy by Anna Dorward. You can have a look at Anna’s Etsy page where you will find a lot more […]

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Trees in Winter

I went out for a walk today while the wild winds were blowing because I wanted to see some trees and the nearest ones to me were down at Leith Links. Even at this time of year when their life-force is at its lowest ebb trees still fascinate me. In fact this might even be […]

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Bio-rights

I was really interested to read this article by Robert Macfarlane in the Guardian (a link to it is below). I have thought about this concept before and I’m all for the establishment of “bio-rights” as I regard them as complementary to human rights, and in fact our human rights would just be a subsection […]

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You Are Close to Nature Wherever You Are

Regardless of where you may find yourself you are always close to nature. Even if you are in a big city or some industrial landscape, nature herself is inescapable because wherever you go you take nature with you. The great winds of the sky blow through your lungs into your body and they dwell inside […]