Spring has sprung

Spring has sprung

Well, it feels a bit nippy today and it is actually a grey old day. If you would want to feel miserable you easily could. But, why would you want to?

We took our lovely old dog for a walk at Kingston Lacey, a stately home just a few miles down the road from here. We often go there because both the dog and ourselves enjoy the woodland walks and the formal gardens to top it all up.

Today we had a spring in our step because the gifts mother nature keeps giving pleased our eyes. Not only fields of snowdrops to admire, but so many other plants showing signs that spring is on its way.

That feeling of spring arriving makes you just feel that bit more joyful. This despite that all the seasons, here in Dorset give us already so much.

Thank you Mother Nature. 

Politics is death, long live life !

Politics is death, long live life !

If the recent bruising race to elect a new President in the USA has proven something, it is that politics is death, or at least should be.

We can try and understand what went wrong, and let be clear this would have been so whatever the outcome.

All what has happened is that extremism, ugly debate has won. We are all responsible for allowing this to happen. Now we are in a mess, because extremism has won. For the moment.

There are a lot of issues facing humanity and we need wise, serious and genuine human beings to come together and try to address those issues. Politics does not work like that, for politics is about power. It is all too ugly.

You can be anti-establishment but if you are still after power and try to bully your ideas through, you are no better than any politician. Let me be clear there are lost of decent human beings that are also politicians. Genuine people that try to address the dangerous world we have created. People that try to address conflict, poverty and climate change.

The swing towards what is called right extremism is worrying, but so would a swing to left extremism have been. The latter will be in some years time or so be the response to the former, and this is why politics does not work.

We need change, but not the change politicians keep promising.

The change we need is first and foremost acknowledge that each and every one of us is responsible for the mess we are in. So, all  of us can do something to create a future for the children of this world, and generations hopefully to come.

We cannot control nature, but we can destroy it. We can not avoid death, but we can live a beautiful live. And help our fellow humans.

We have a choice, whatever our circumstances, wherever we live. It is hard work, but let’s be serious and do it. Now.

That light

That light

I was lucky enough to play a game of golf this afternoon. Let me rephrase this. I attempted to play a game of golf this afternoon.

Whilst hacking away at this tiny little ball, trying to get it in the right direction, playing the right length,and so on, I suddenly had to stop. Had to stop because something woke me up.

The light, that fabulous Autumnal sunlight,  covering the golden and red leaves of those old trees, surrounding the golf course, just took my breath away. One can never describe the beauty of such a moment for it is gone once you try to do so.

Who cares about a bad game of golf, being blessed enough to witness and be part of the power of nature.