David Attenborough is saying that we can find solace in the natural world in these times of deep concern. The blackthorn is a common bush but just now it is covered in beautiful white blossom.
Did you join in the clap for our health workers the other night? I found it very moving. When I see the blossom I think of all those health workers and others who are risking their lives right now to ensure our safety.
Herons are rather wonderful creatures. This one was on the pond by the Science Park this morning. They look strangely prehistoric. But they speak to me of quietness and the quietness of this present moment in our lives. The ring road is so still. We notice the absence of its hum and find space within ourselves to reflect on life and think again about so many things.
The animals are aware that something is going on and they are coming closer to us as we shelter in our homes. I saw four deer yesterday right up close to houses on Lyde Green. A vixen was crying outside our house in Guest Avenue last night.
I have taken to exercising in the wild places and it has been strangely invigorating to discover new paths. I saw two little egrets ascending from the pond behind the garage yesterday, their beautiful, gracious, white bodies merging with the sky. They told another story, which I will leave you to interpret.
Keep safe. Best wishes.