Autumn Mists And Country Sounds

As dawn breaks and the Autumn mists roll in, making the little valley beyond our property invisible, the birds in my organic garden are in full chorus ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWZKLN3mjmI In the background, the urgent bellowing of bulls and the sounds of farm machinery, add another layer to the tone. Soon the leaves on the trees … Continue reading Autumn Mists And Country Sounds

Introducing a Voluntary Financial Donation Facility to The Holly Tree Tales And Why

Some months ago, WordPress notified me that a new facility had been created, which would enable the owners of blogs like my own (Premium and Business themes) to add a payment button to our websites.  At first I decided to 'file' that information, feeling that my technological muscles had been sufficiently challenged and that I … Continue reading Introducing a Voluntary Financial Donation Facility to The Holly Tree Tales And Why

Walking Kindly On This Earth

  Thoughts on how each of us could take steps to walk a little more kindly on the Earth.  A message with a few ideas for little things to do, which many of us (who have the means and the tools to read features online) might easily be able to put into practice. ~ : ~ WALKING KINDLY ON THIS … Continue reading Walking Kindly On This Earth

Feast Day of St Francis of Assisi

    Did you know that today, 4 October, is known and recognised by many in the Catholic Church as the “Feast of St Francis of Assisi” and is celebrated each year? It is a popular day for pets to be ‘blessed’. This feast day commemorates the life of St Francis, who was born in … Continue reading Feast Day of St Francis of Assisi

When Bees Are Safer, We Shall Be Safer Too

Below is a combined version of a couple of notes which I wrote about our environment in mid 2013, still sadly and incredibly relevant ... Although great strides have been made, and it looks as though possibly the tide is slowly turning at last, there is much work to be done. We must listen to the signs that the … Continue reading When Bees Are Safer, We Shall Be Safer Too

Happy Birthday “Towards Greener Borders”

~ : ~ Happy Birthday, Towards Greener Borders ... One year today! Managed entirely voluntarily at the present time and grown organically by ‘word of mouth’, Towards Greener Borders is a platform promoting a vision for an organic, sustainable & healthy environment for all, with a mission to encourage, empower, inform & inspire positive outcomes. … Continue reading Happy Birthday “Towards Greener Borders”

What would Jesus do?

In my quietest moments, and sometimes even in the midst of a current or a raging storm, I wonder to myself "What would Jesus do?" Over twenty years ago, I sat on a panel in London, speaking to an audience of other Christians who attended the Church I loved to be part of too, and I told … Continue reading What would Jesus do?