Saturday 30 June 2018

#30DaysWild - London Wildlife Trust - Day 30

App challenge is no electrical gadgets for the day.

The times when fireside discussions were the main source of communicating.

Now gone.

Friday 29 June 2018

Unidentifiable craft via Lord Sugar (Twitter)

            Via Lord Alan Sugar on Twitter

#nature #30DaysWild app challenge look up at the clouds.

Per chance an unidentifiable craft
cruising through clouds
on the penultimate day of my nature conservation challenge,
celebrating the natural
formations. Achieved.

#30DaysWild - London Wildlife Trust - Day 29

App challenge is to find growths/lichens in crevices.

This was a challenge that took a while to find as I had to decide whether I should take a photo of growths between walls and pavements.  Then I saw these 2 places on different days over the past 29 days. 

Thursday 28 June 2018

#30DaysWild - London Wildlife Trust - Day 28

App challenge is to add a flower decor to your clothing, as an accessory.

Now I can see flowers in a vase as an added accessory.

Wednesday 27 June 2018

#30DaysWild - London Wildlife Trust - Day 27

App challenge is to scatter seeds in places that can't be reached.

The awesome news is, now the plaque that is displayed on the flower seeds stand is to encourage others to think about Wildlife when planting flower seeds.

Tuesday 26 June 2018

#30DaysWild - London Wildlife Trust - Day 26

App challenge is to make a daisy chain.

I couldn't find nice ones to make a chain so I made one for my tote bag.

Daisies are considered wildflowers and weeds.

Monday 25 June 2018

#30DaysWild - London Wildlife Trust - Day 25

App challenge is to look at the moon with a periscope  (?).

I don't have one!!

Sunday 24 June 2018

#30DaysWild - London Wildlife Trust - Day 24

App challenge is to see the sunrise

I've seen the sunrise on a cloudy morning and it's like the heavens are bringing in the day with colour!!

Saturday 23 June 2018

#30DaysWild - London Wildlife Trust - Day 23

App challenge is to drink some dandelion roots.

I couldn't find dandelion roots so I got some dandelion, burdock and hawthorn tea.

Friday 22 June 2018

#30DaysWild - London Wildlife Trust - Day 22

App challenge, Look up at the clouds.

I can look up at the clouds all day. It's fascinating to see the different formations ranging from shapes of shallows to ships and animal shapes.

Thursday 21 June 2018

#30DaysWild - London Wildlife Trust - Day 21

App challenge turn over a log to discover life what's beneath it.

In the past I've seen the long insects which aren't as flat as cockroaches.

Even nooks and crannies are habitats for insects.

Wednesday 20 June 2018

#30DaysWild - London Wildlife Trust - Day 20

App challenge go ecofriendly.

I've been making handmade soaps since 2008.
I use a glycerine based as when I went to a craft/fashion market (unless you make tons and tons, storage space plus daily expenses, like with a normal job, leaves nothing gained).

It's very eco friendly and nice to use.

Tuesday 19 June 2018

#30DaysWild - London Wildlife Trust - Day 19

App challenge crochet, paint in the wild.

It has to be experienced.  This has to be one of the best ways of relaxing.

Now I'll make my own bracelets in the wild. 

#30DaysWild - London Wildlife Trust - Day 18

App challenge is to use a re-usable cup.

Especially with pollution in the oceans and refuse sites, re-usable cups and containers are a vital part of keeping the air we breathe, breathable. 

When there's litter everywhere and the streets are dirty, it affects our breathing and the hygiene level is low.

Sunday 17 June 2018

#30DaysWild - London Wildlife Trust - Day 17

App challenge was to shape the book pressed leafs into animal shapes.

The challenges really are worth doing.

Saturday 16 June 2018

#30DaysWild - London Wildlife Trust - Day 16

App challenge was to visit a woodland.

A 2-day event is taking place this weekend but trying to find the actual venue area in this woodland proved to be difficult.

Friday 15 June 2018

#30DaysWild - London Wildlife Trust - Day 15

The app challenge was to dip my feet in a river.

It is just as revitalising as walking barefoot on grass. It's like my mind went back to a moment of how it felt natural to be in touch with nature.

Thursday 14 June 2018

#30DaysWild - London Wildlife Trust - Day 14

The app challenge was to research a wildflower. These could be Sweet Woodruff.

Wednesday 13 June 2018

#30DaysWild - London Wildlife Trust - Day 13

The app challenge is to collect some leaves and press them between books.

I pressed flowered in a cheap flower press when I was at school. It can fill a book of flowers in no time!

Tuesday 12 June 2018

Olly Murs and his winning team

            Photo credit: Olly Murs (Twitter)

#30DaysWild - London Wildlife Trust - Day 12

I've never really subscribed to a gym as it doesn't compare to exercising in the open air. Besides the cost,  the view is nicer and exercising when it's raining a little is an experience never to be forgotten. 

Monday 11 June 2018

#30DaysWild - London Wildlife Trust - Day 11

The app challenge is to see the changes that take place after an hour.

2 hours later...

Saturday 9 June 2018

#30DaysWild - London Wildlife Trust - Day 9

London Wildlife Trust app challenge:
Pick up litter.

If we all put our own litter in public bins which are everywhere,  parks will be even more beautiful.

Thursday 7 June 2018

CBS New York - Lunchtime Zen: New York Botanical Garden

MyBeBee TV - Elephant trying out the currents in the ocean

North Cascades National Park via Joseph Bollag (Facebook)

               Photo credit: Joseph Bollag (Facebook)

I love nature. I love the landscape, because it is so sincere. It never cheats me. It never jests. It is cheerfully, musically earnest. -Thoreau

#30DaysWild - London Wildlife Trust - Day 7

#30DaysWild Poem in the wild
A pathway perceived
sounds of nature
amplifies a return 2 that
original state.

A glimpse acknowledged
sights of regaining
by-passed moments
precisely envisaged.

An eclectic re-visit
of surrounds, timeless
Now a requisite.

Wednesday 6 June 2018

Poem by Elias Dafoe

I’ve nowhere to turn, in the city alight
For my love has gone, on endless night
Look inward my love and you will see
A burning flame, ‘tis meant to be

© Elias Dafoe

#30 Days Wild – London Wildlife Trust – day 6

The challenge I chose today was a recording of birds twittering.  Was beautiful to listen to!

Say 'No' to Single-Use Plastics

Tuesday 5 June 2018

#30 Days Wild – London Wildlife Trust – day 5

Roena the grey Sciurus carolinensis, better known as the Eastern gray squirrel, had never ventured further than the garden with the small apple tree that yielded green, stumpy, tart apples.

At around 12 mid-day, as if propelled by an invisible hand, she’d turn to face the sun, as it scorched the lavender buds in the tiny city garden that has been her home since a juvenile.  She stops nibbling on the apple tree bark and almost stands tall with her tiny front paw to her chest – to greet a plane flying high above altitude towards the Atlantic Ocean, where some of her ancestry roots originated.  Her distant relatives were also from Eurasia and Africa yet as far as she knew, her parents were born not far from this garden with the apple tree.  They stayed nearby because of the colourful array of flowering blossoms in the summer months, food that would usually last them through the first few weeks of summer.

As the plane flew over the garden, she sped past the saxifraga urbiums, better known as the Prattling Parnells or Whimseys, towards the masterworts and crane’s bills for a quick snack before hurtling headlong into the makeshift water fountain made of flower pots moulded together with a base plate on top,  filled with rain water from the previous day’s downpour.

When Drapper the garden frog saw Roena bulldozing towards the fountain, he scarpered across the daisies and over to a  large rock where he hid, gloating,
‘why can’t she see I was there first?’ he croaked angrily.

‘Always jumping the queue!’ he splutterd as he wisped his tongue out for a passing aphid.  
‘Never, considering others’, he moaned.

Just then Freddie the Fox stopped Drapper in his tracks as he loomed dangerously close, almost snatching Drapper by the leg.  Drapper being adept at jumping hedges. fences and ponds, leapt up so fast that Freddie, briefly blinded by the glare of the mid-day sun, took a step back and nearly lost his balance as he gingerly walked on the ledge.

‘Hey you!’ shouted Boz from the kitchen window.  ‘Scoot!’.

Then he clanged the soup ladle against the base of a frying pan so loud, Frozby the cat meowed loudly,

‘What’s going on?!’ screeched the cat out loud. 

‘I was sleeping!!  Can’t you see?!’ yelled the cat.
Boz looked ferociously at Frozby to stop meowing like a demented feline and with that, he got a dishcloth and shooed the cat over to a far corner of the living room, with an ultimatum,

‘Shut it, Frozzies!!  Shut it!!’

The noise woke up the neighbour’s baby who started crying non-stop and that got the neighbour vexed for all the commotion next door.

‘What’s going on?!’ she shouted out across the fence to Boz.

‘It’s that ratty fox again! Trying to get to the bins and..’  He returned.

Just then the doorbell rang.  

Boz stopped in mid sentence and turned towards the passage way.  He walked towards the door and when he got there, he looked through the spy hole.

It was Keith the Postie.

Boz opened the door and greeted Keith with that pie-in-the-sky look, face bright red.

Keith handed him his post.  Boz took it and waved him goodbye until the next time.

As he was about to go back into the kitchen, he noticed a leaflet with some attached photos,

‘If you see a wild animal like a fox in your garden, please do not harm them.  We at the animal sanctuary are making sure wild animals like foxes are kept away from residential areas.  We are doing our best to protect local wildlife and keeping residential areas safe.’

Boz looked at the photos attached to the leaflet and saw photos of volunteers releasing wild animals back into the wild.  Other photos showed wild animals being rescued and rehabilitated so that they can return back to the forests and not harm humans.

Boz grabbed his phone and rang the number on the leaflet.

‘Hel-lo, yes, what do you do exactly at the animal wildlife sanctuary?’

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Monday 4 June 2018

CBS New York - Central Park

The World Oceans Day Youth Advisory Council wants YOU to join them in celebrating the ocean this June!

Historic England - The Suffragette Emily Davison

#30 Days Wild – London Wildlife Trust – day 4

Sunday 3 June 2018

Denmark by the river

Sir Alex Ferguson on the road to recovery

30 Days Wild – London Wildlife Trust – day 3

Saturday 2 June 2018

The Tiny Speck that I am

30 Days Wild - London Wildlife Trust - day 2

Friday 1 June 2018

Aestas, or Poems of Walter Daniel. Copyright (c) 1991 - 2018 by Walter Daniel. All Rights Reserved.

A Queen and a Fool 

A dialogue 

Queen. I'm reading "Aestas". 
Do you know who has written this? 
Fool. You are wrong. "Aestas" is a work in progress. Walter Daniel is still writing that. 

Queen. Who is Walter Daniel? 
Fool. A poet and translator, above all. 

Queen. What poem does he aim to provide? 
Fool. "Aestas" is a long sequence of poems that are built around various semantic layers. (sigh)

Modest whores are sagacious, 
So let them read Walter's works; 
Idle princesses are salacious, 
So let them devour Walter's words. 

Queen. How can I contact him? 
Fool. Send e-mail to anapaest at gmail dot com. 

Queen. What painters does he prefer most? 
Fool. Jackson Pollock, Camille Pissarro, Georgia O'Keeffe, Andrew Wyeth, Odilon Redon, Claude Monet, John Atkinson Grimshaw, Alfred Sisley, Joan Milo. 

Queen. To what music does he remain loyal? 
Fool. Works of Pierre Boulez, Luciano Berio, Morton Feldman, John Cage, Gyorgy Ligeti. 

Queen. What literature does he read? 
Fool. Works of Rabindranath Tagore, Christian Morgenstern, William Shakespeare, Friedrich Hölderlin, Hermann Broch, William Butler Yeats, Paul Celan, Rainer Maria Rilke . . . 

Queen. . . . And? 
Fool. Günter Eich, Hermann Hesse, John M. Synge, Pablo Neruda, E. E. Cummings, and Ezra Pound.  
Queen. Doesn't Walter Daniel read "Finnegans Wake"? 
Fool. He reads it and admires the author. [Aside] Only for her majesty's sake. 

Queen. Where does Walter Daniel live? 
Fool. Liveable or unbelievable, places to live are peripheral on the Atlantic's rim. 

Queen. What do you mean? 
Fool. The sun is white, and grass is green. 

Queen. Is the sun white? 
Fool. If grass is green, wake me at midnight. If the sun is dark, I'll paint it bright. 

Queen. Pray for the sun! 
Fool. I'm sorry, I'm not your son. 

Queen. What did Walter Daniel read for his degrees? 
Fool. German literature for undergraduate research, mathematical economics for graduate research, paid excessive fees. 

Queen. What subjects are counted as his interest? 
Fool. Latin grammar and prosody and versification at no cost. 

Queen. What does he recommend? 
Fool. Be wise and righteous, so you don't need to pretend.

 Money increases everyone's greed,
 Greedy traders will end up in jail;
 Good education makes us gracious,
 Alas, wisdom is but no one's jewel. 

My Fly-By-Night plans

30 Days Wild - London Wildlife Trust - Day 1

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