For the last few evenings I have witnessed some interesting behaviour. Around about 7pm a group of may be twenty Canada geese fly over the garden towards the sun set. After 10 or 15 mins another larger group, or perhaps the same group with more individuals fly over in the the same direction and this carries on for half an hour or so with the group growing to perhaps 60 or 70. Then as it starts to get dark 8.20-8.30 some of this large group fly back sometimes in smaller groups 8-12 perhaps but also in one huge flock of several hundred. They must congregating somewhere not too far away and then going home to roost.
There is something magical about making a fire and I love making fires when other people are involved so that it becomes a social thing. In February I cut the dogwood around the pond and dragged the cuttings to make huge piles in the wood. This had become overgrown with nettles and brambles and it was quite unsightly so we made a fire to burn quite a lot of it. It was a warm sunny day and when we had nearly finished I put some damper wood onto the embers and it generated a lot of smoke. I was mesmerised by the way the smoke caught the sunbeams as the sun went down.
In March 2023 I began an experiential inquiry called Pathways to a Sustainable Future and many of my posts between March-September were written for this project.
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