Saturday, 19 December 2015

Sunset on a warm December day

Sunset over Barn Hill today
Temperatures hit 16C today against a normal December average of 7C. It was all a bit odd as I walked on Barn Hill. Someone with their shirt off lounging in the grass, catching the last rays of the December sun, a robin in full throated song as if Spring had already arrived, a woodpecker drumming frantically on a hollow tree, and on my return a daffodil in bud in my front garden.

If climate change is going to limit humans' future on the planet our last disastrous days may also be accompanied by an uncanny, regretful, staggering beauty.

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