These photographs have someone’s name on them. This young Pale Headed Rosella descended into the garden this afternoon, helping me fulfil a promise to capture the visit. I’ll keep an eye out for it in coming days to see if I can catch some better shots.
This autumn weather is just perfect.
Yesterday, I caught these garden spiders hanging out in the sun.
Can you see how the first web is all zig-zags and holes and messy bits where the wind has blown it out of shape? I love that, despite this, it still appears to be serving its purpose well for the spider.
A friend sent me this quotation today. It speaks to me of the human spirit and the impacts that the actions we take today, right now, have on our future.
To Be Hopeful – Howard Zinn
To be hopeful in bad times is not just foolishly romantic. It is based on the fact that human history is a history not only of cruelty, but also of compassion, sacriﬁce, courage, kindness. What we choose to emphasise in this complex history will determine our lives. If we see only the worst, it destroys our capacity to do something. If we remember those times and places — and there are so many — where people have behaved magniﬁcently, this gives us the energy to act, and at least the possibility of sending this spinning top of a world in a different direction. And if we do act, in however small a way, we don’t have to wait for some grand utopian future. The future is an inﬁnite succession of presents, and to live now as we think human beings should live, in deﬁance of all that is bad around us, is itself a marvellous victory.