Fall colours in my mind’s eye

Despite the unseasonably warm temps over the last few days, the glorious colours of Fall ’22 are but a memory now. There are still vestiges of glory, but I must now put those memories to bed, like the garden, and leaf through them in the weeks ahead, especially when the winds turn bitter and a blanket of white covers the landscape.

I love each season, and I love how each rolls into the other, overlapping for a short time before subsiding and drifting off into the annals of seasonal time.

But Fall, well Fall is the ultimate fashion show; it screams attention – and for good reason: it’s breathtakingly bold and, without hesitation, it mixes and matches colours never seen on any fashion runway.

Farewell Fall ’22, I miss you already!

Balboa Park in Bloom: August, 2020 — South Park SD Blogger

If you’re like many people these days, you’re still partly sheltered-in-place, tired of streaming EVERYTHING and looking for something to do besides your essential job. And you’d really like to make up for those travel plans you cancelled. Why not tour the largest urban park in the United States without leaving your living room? Balboa […]

Balboa Park in Bloom: August, 2020 — South Park SD Blogger

The wonder of Willows — Forvie National Nature Reserve

So, we find ourselves in May – the ‘business end’ of the spring, as I like to think of it. Business, or rather busyness, is certainly the order of the day just now, with wildlife everywhere gearing up for the breeding season and the endlessly long days of summer to come. We may still be […]

via The wonder of Willows — Forvie National Nature Reserve

58% of Native European Tree Species Face Extinction, Report Finds — TIME

(GENEVA) — An international conservation group is warning that more than half of the European tree species that exist nowhere else in the world are threatened with extinction. The International Union for the Conservation of Nature said in a new report Friday that 58% of the continent’s 454 native trees are threatened and 15% are…

via 58% of Native European Tree Species Face Extinction, Report Finds — TIME

The Big Climate Fightback: One million required to pledge to plant a tree in the UK’s largest mass tree planting campaign — Life & Soul Magazine

The Woodland Trust is launching the UK’s largest mass tree planting campaign with the aim to get one million people to pledge to plant a tree on 30 November to help fight the climate emergency. Known as The Big Climate Fightback, The Woodland Trust will be hosting planting days across the UK on November 30 […]

via The Big Climate Fightback: One million required to pledge to plant a tree in the UK’s largest mass tree planting campaign — Life & Soul Magazine

Bay Area Conservation Group Kicks Off Effort to Buy World’s Largest Remaining Private Giant Sequoia Forest — KTLA

A San Francisco conservation group has kicked off a public fundraising campaign to buy and protect the world’s largest remaining privately owned giant sequoia forest. It just needs $15 million. Save the Redwoods League announced Tuesday that it has reached an agreement to purchase the 530-acre property, known as Alder Creek, from the current owners…

via Bay Area Conservation Group Kicks Off Effort to Buy World’s Largest Remaining Private Giant Sequoia Forest — KTLA

Ireland reclaiming its greenery with plans to plant 440 million trees by 2040 to tackle climate change — Life & Soul Magazine

The Emerald Isle is reclaiming its green as Ireland announced plans to plant 440 million trees by 2040, as part of its efforts to tackle climate change. Ireland first announced its climate plan in June, pledging to create 19,768 acres of new forestry land a year. Now the country is aiming to plant 22million trees every year […]

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