‘The body is like a machine requiring to be well-kept for full service.’
Today sees the start of British Summer Time, which means we set the clocks forward an hour in the early hours of last night, resulting in a lost hour’s sleep. It’s an old tradition with little real practical meaning in the modern world, and the Government is supposed to be looking at stopping it. For many of us, BST is a better all year option than GMT, but only time (pun intended!) will tell what results. For now, it means our evenings will get lighter.
This series of photographs started on 4th April 2020 as a way of spreading joy in nature, especially aimed at those confined indoors due to Covid 19. On 12th April this year, restrictions relating to the pandemic here in the UK will be substantially relieved, allowing greater freedom of movement. On 17th May, they will be further relaxed, and in June the intention is to cease all Covid-related restrictions and allow daily life to return to normal. However, this is all dependent on infections continuing to reduce (at present they seem to be levelling off, rather than reducing, but that may be due to the many tests being conducted in schools). I intend to monitor progress and act here accordingly.
For the time being, the daily shots from our walks in the local forest will continue here. And I’ll continue to add another from my collection of pictures to show more of the world and its wonders. But the posts take up valuable time, and can be an irritation to those readers who follow my posts for information about my books and writing, so I will be stopping then eventually.
If these are shared on social media, more people will be able to enjoy the natural beauty of our world, so please do that if you can. Thank you. We might also restore a bit of love and respect for nature and help slow the damage we’ve inflicted on our world.
All photographs here are my own, unless otherwise credited. More of my pictures can be found here. And a small sample of my work lives under the ‘Gallery’ tab, top of this page.