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APRIL - "Any fool can know. The point is to understand." Albert Einstein

Tulips are better than one! April 2021 has been a month of change across the world. There have been many positive headlines  running alongside the worrying and dubious political ones. Education is the key! You don't need a degree to work out a path through asphyxiating and slanted news stories which are meant to keep you in check! We can educate ourselves to do this. Look at the minutiae and then identification becomes informed and relatively simple. We can't then be taken for a ride! It's the same with a knowledge of the natural world - look at every little thing in close-up and you will be confident in your analysis of the facts. It's not self indulgence because what you find may be useful for other people seeking to improve their environment - or to someone else just embarking on an amazing new interest. You'll certainly be a brighter human being - sharing your light just because you can't help yourself! For a long time I've felt concern that our educatio

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MARCH - "To do nothing but grumble and not to act - that is throwing away one's life." (William Morris)

FEBRUARY "Behind us our footprints lead back to the imperfections of knowledge and the frailties of our human world." (from "Song of the Rolling Earth, a Highland Odyssey" by John Lister-Kaye)

JANUARY - "Keep Your Eyes on the Stars and Your Feet on the Ground" Theodore Roosevelt

DECEMBER - “Our task must be to free ourselves... by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and it's beauty.” Albert Einstein

NOVEMBER - "There are always flowers for those who want to see them." Henri Matisse