Each week I’ll try and post quick links to things that I’ve seen, read, inspired me or just sparked my interest in the previous week, with a little background and my thoughts and other things that I’ve been up to in the previous week. Mostly gardening, cooking and environmental stuff but not always.
Life In General
Much of the last week has been taken up with dealing with my Grandma’s passing and making arrangements for her funeral and other beauracy surrounding her death. This is all rather too soon since we lost my Dad to be frank. Less than two months between the two, and we still haven’t finished dealing with all of the issues surrounding his passing. This is not the way I wished to start 2017.
Yellowstone by David Quammen [GoodReads]
When the Trees Say Nothing: Writings on Nature by Thomas Merton [GoodReads]
A Search for Solitude: Pursuing the Monk’s True Life (Journals Vol. 3) by Thomas Merton [GoodReads]
The unsung heroes of my allotment are the pollinators. I grow no parthenocarpic crops, so rely on the insects to do the pollination work for me. The debate on the effect of neonictinoid pesticides has been going on for some time. Mostly argued by the companies that produce the chemicals that there is no harm caused to non-target species, but I doubt this very much, as peer reviewed research argues differently. This latest report makes for troubling reading, and I doubt that government (in the U.K.) will act, as so far at least they seem happy to take the view that there is no unintended consequences.