"The penalty good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men." attributed to Plato

"Bad men need nothing more to compass their ends, than that good men should look on and do nothing." attributed to Edmund Burke

Let's between us make the world a better place.

Monday, 25 January 2010

The snow has at last gone (although there are piles of very dirty snow remaining where it was piled up at the sides of roads and in carparks) and today I ventured out to make a start on tidying up the garden. It was mild for a while, then the temperature suddenly dropped and I came in for a hot chocolate!

Very soon nature came out to play! From my window seat I saw a squirrel, a green woodpecker, a pair of bluetits, a pair of blackbirds, a wood pigeon (Urgh), and a pair of robins. The robins have learnt to feed from the feeder strung up on the tree, the woodpecker loves the ant nests in the lawn, the bluetits are investigating the nesting box that is used by them every year, and the squirrel was bouncing all over the place probably looking for buried nuts as well as trying to work out how to get to the bird feeder!? All this is reward for my garden being totally organic - never do I use chemicals of any sort. All vegetable matter is composted - I have 5 bins in rotation- and when this is spread around the plants the birds go mad for all the worms, bugs and creepie crawlies in it.

The picture is what it was like a fortnight ago!

Roll on spring and summer!

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