Bright Star-Bellatrix

Bellatrix is a most beautiful and enchanting Barn Owl, she is an Ambassador for owls and helps the conservationist association the Hawk & Owl Trust in England. Her keeper is a well known conservationist and broadcaster  Chris Sperring, who is dedicated to his work and most knowledgeable about owls. He and Bellatrix  teach people including …

Peaceful Times

Happy New Year everyone.The animals teach us many things, the cockerels you see in the main photo here were  found dumped in a ditch as chicks and brought to my friend where they were given sanctuary. The  birds are inseparable and run around together freely. Sometimes they visit the sheep enclosure for a get together …

Birds Eye View- Peregrines

  Reproduced  by kind permission of the Hawk & Owl Trust   The  Peregrine Falcon,  Falco- peregrinus  is the  swiftest animal  on Earth  ,though wind speeds and the length of the descent will vary in every  situation Peregrines can achieve speeds of over 300 kph  ( 200 mph ) when descending from the sky after …

The Urban Parrot

My friend and I met Maxi the Urban Parrot perched on the shoulder of his owner in a  pleasant street in West London. Twas  late summer and Maxi and his owner were  relaxing together. The parrot seemed very content and rather sophisticated. It is such a blessing for animals like Maxi to find loving homes …

Drako’s Gift

      Its humbling to experience  the love and  care people  can  give  their pets.  Pets are members of  the family , its  not  about  over controlling , fussing and over petting them, which can be  very infringing  for the animals  its  about  having a genuine care and compassion for  them throughout their lives …

Tenderness

  People can feel tenderness for the animals  just as they can for other humans ,    animals  themselves feel tenderness towards each other as well as for some  humans  many of us have experienced this with pets for example. Animals  are not  “dumb”  and the  3  Graces  which Stuart  Wilde told us about “Tenderness, …

Sun Workers

Everything is  connected there is an  implicate order to all things as described by the late quantum physicist  David Bohm and there is a  link between quantum physics and metaphysics. Our life  here on  Earth  is not  confined to the arid and mechanistic . If we want  a better world it must  start with ourselves, clearing up our …

Assunta’s Blooms- Helping Hands:Part 2

Assunta is a tailoress she qualified 30 years ago in Italy. To visit her work room is always a pleasure for her friends and clients alike. There is never any job too small or insignificant, yet she is competent of producing the most beautiful bridal and bridesmaid dresses or repairing a small tear on a …