"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.




Sunday, 12 December 2010

Deep and Crisp and Even





















Good King Wenceslas last went out
On the feast of Stephen (26th December)
When the snow lay round about
Deep and crisp and even...

A carol we used to sing nearly every year which seems very much out of fashion now, except amongst the noble bands of carol singers who go from house to house at this time of year.

Anyway this was the carol that first sprang to mind when i was sorting through the many snow photos I have taken over the last week or so. When will it ever all clear away?!


And has anyone seen snow like this before? I was walking across our local common when I noticed the snow flakes gently falling out of the sky were not flakes at all, but rather like little shards of glass, the size of short dressmaker's pins. Is this a rare phenomenon I wonder?

2 comments:

sacred journeys Hawaii said...

I agree with you..
And when do you think people be awaken of what's happening to our dear Earth?
How i wish. :(

Eleanor said...

I am not quite sure which bit of the post you are agreeing with? But that aside, it is really tricky getting people to fully understand what we are all doing to our beautiful world and motivate them into action. A fairly significant minority indeed are already doing things - curbing consumption, living in a "green" way, etc, but many are in denial. And there are masses who havn't even thought about it or cared - they tend to recoil in horror when they learn the facts, and often then feel so overwhelmed that they cannot do anything at all, or become depressed! An understandable reaction it has to be said.

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