Just a short message to wish all those viewing my blog a “Happy New Year” and Best Wishes for 2018.
Hopefully during the year we can again push the case for non sexual “natural ” nudity and show people just how normal naturism is.
At the same time share knowledge on other topic as well as preview the kind of photography that you can take in place near to you.
Let’s hope 2018 is a good one !
Finally we’ve had some seasonal weather in England and out have come the thermals. Makes for some good photography even though i didn’t take these ones as I was at work…thanks sweetheart x
Relieved to get home unscathed on Sunday,Monday proved to be a day of rain and sleet which melted a lot of the snow in our garden and made it look a little less festive. today however proved to be different as the forecast predicted clear skies and falling temperatures.With that in mind i decided to grab the Canon and venture out with lenses to hand and try to capture the sunrise and boy was i in for a treat. With temperatures falling as low as -5°c I had to wrap up,two pairs of sock,4 layers of clothing…most of which I’m still wearing 3 of now,hat gloves and a hooded coat. I headed out into the fields around up and manage to get these shots,which I hope you like.
Elsewhere in the United Kingdom,clear skies overnight into Tuesday saw temperatures plummet to as low as -13°c near Shrewsbury, in Shropshire.Yellow weather warnings for snow and ice were extended to until 11am on Tuesday, covering large parts of the country, including London and the South East, much of the Midlands, Northern Ireland and Wales, as well as the eastern coast of England and parts of Scotland.After snowy and freezing conditions brought problems to road, rail and air on Monday the threat of delays and cancellations still lingers on here,throughout Tuesday.
Back indoors in the warm and after a hot coffee, I ventured out once more and filling up the bird feeders and bird tables before taking these shots of starlings,sparrows and a magpie from the warmth of the living room.
It’s still March and not even payday yet spring is here and during the last week we’ve had some decent weather for once. Saturday was really nice but not quite a scorcher Sunday too, but Mondays here and the weather is on the turn. Sunday saw the clocks spring forward and means British Summertime is officially here even though we many have to wait a little longer for the summertime weather. Sunday was also Mothers Day,so we took the opportunity to visit mine and give her card,gift have a cuppa and catch up on the local news.I’d bought her a “Skypot”, a Skypot for those who don’t know is a new popular planter made in Germany, they can easily be put into the ground or into a planter, thanks to the lengthy aluminium pipe which tapers slightly at the lower end.
Skypot has two particularly practical features. At the bottom of the planter is a little reservoir from which plants can obtain their water. This reduces watering. If the water-level exceeds the reservoir, the surplus water is diverted from the rust-resistant aluminium pipe, directly into the ground,so avoiding overwatering.As you can see from this photo it looks great and she was chuffed to bits with it. After that I cut her grass for her after which I found some garden pots which she said we could have, I was chuffed !
We’d been shopping beforehand and I managed to pick up some landscape bark which I was looking to use down the side of the house covering a multitude of sins left over from the previous tenants. I’d looked around and seen Wickes had it on offer at 3 for the price of 2 so we picked some up and brought it home. I took some time to clear away the debris moved some rubbish then put it down and I think it’s transformed it and now at least looks presentable.
It’s my day off today and apart from doing a few chores around the house I’m hoping to do very little ahead of two 6 day weeks. I do ask myself how I’ve come to love the garden and why the British love their gardens. A spot of gardening can lift your spirits, a study suggests.
More than 90 per cent of gardeners think it improves their mood, it also found that gardeners are less likely to display signs associated with unhappiness or depression this means we can definitely say gardening makes you happy and I’d say that too. Keeping busy with any pastime, though, is important – of those with no hobbies, only 55 per cent were satisfied with their lives. ‘Active living is more likely to be effective if physical activity becomes an inevitable part of life rather than a matter of daily choice.
14/09/2016 – 06:37
Today has been the hottest day of the year and the hottest day in September on record. In recent years the trend has seen “Indian Summers” occur more and more as the hot wind blow up from the Sahara region. This greatly affects our weather here in South East England. Temperatures soared to 34C on Tuesday in our part of Essex while the unseasonably warm weather could continue on until November.
It’s very odd to have the hottest day in autumn but based on what we have seen, it’s not surprising.For pretty much anywhere within 10 miles of the M25 it was the hottest day of the year as you have got the air circulating from London.
It seems strange though that when temperatures rise like this people seem to still stay fully clothed even at home or in the confines of their own home or garden.Taking your clothes off is a great way to cool off allowing the air to circulate all over your body and helps the heat in your body dissipate.
Many more people are taking the chance to be nude and enjoy non sexual social nudity these vary from Clubs,Beaches,World Naked Bike Rides,Naturist Swimming or even naked walks through the woods and countryside. This has also seen a slightly more relaxed attitude from authorities when it comes to public nudity.
At least it cools down a little at night !
Its Autumn,well in a meteorological way so I read and to be honest it has turn a little cooler in the mornings and the evenings but during the main part of the day its has stayed enjoyable warm. I’m not what you’d call an avid gardener but I’m not adverse to a few trees,a hedge or two and a nice area of grass. Luckily the hedges on either block out neighbours views so the occasional visit au natural into the garden is very much possible.
I managed to paint the fence posts around the pond on Tuesday and also had a time blogging in the lovely warm sun till around 5 o’clock.Its been such a busy time for us its only now after many months that we can finally relax and enjoy what is left of the good weather. We ventured through the fields behind our house and saw first hand the wide open spaces within a stone’s throw.
No more half hour car journeys just to get out of the city. I’m hoping to find more nature reserves and take even more shots of the wildlife and im still owe holiday at work too….lovely Jubbly. Its strange but as you get older you tend to want to visit different places and experience new things that you never did before. Naturism is one of those things too that older people enjoy as they no longer feel pressured to conform to the general trends.
There are many good reasons to reduce, reuse and recycle. Everything we use has to come from somewhere and must go somewhere once we’re finished with it. Reducing, reusing and recycling is Stupidly Simple
Make a difference
Each household generates more than a tonne of waste every year, but much of it could be reduced, reused or recycled to help create a cleaner and greener World. We can also make a huge difference (and save up to £470 a year) by taking steps to reduce food waste. The environmental cost of an item isn’t just a reflection of what’s needed to make it. It also reflects the energy used in the item’s production and the impact it will have when we use it and throw it away. This cost is felt both in England and around the world.
As waste breaks down in landfill it releases gases that play a part in climate change – and some waste, like certain kinds of plastic, never disappears. By making smart decisions about what we buy and how we get the most out of our purchases, we can work together to reduce the amount of waste we produce.Items that break or fall apart can often be fixed to prolong their life. We can also reuse items for the same or a different purpose, giving many of the things that would otherwise be thrown away a second life. And when it is finally time to throw something away, recycling makes sure that the materials used to make it are used again. Here’s just four videos that show how you can make a difference.
Have you heard the term biodiversity but are unsure what it means? You are not alone! Surveys suggest that many people are unclear about biodiversity. Unlike climate change, biodiversity rarely makes the news, nor is it hotly discussed. Yet biodiversity is a big issue. Over the last 50 years the effects of human living has come into the consciousness of most people in the modern world and through scientific research and studies we now realise the importance of mother nature and now everything fits together. This is called biodiversity.
Biodiversity refers to the variety of life. It is seen in the number of species in an ecosystem or on the entire Earth. Biodiversity gets used as a measure of the health of biological systems, and to see if there is a danger that too many species become extinct. The United Nations designated 2011–2020 as the “United Nations Decade on Biodiversity. The term biological diversity was used first by wildlife scientist and conservationist Raymond F. Dasmann in 1968, where he advocated conservation. It was widely adopted only in the 1980s. The term biodiversity first appeared in a publication in 1988 when entomologist E. O. Wilson used it as a title. Since then, the term has often been used by biologists, environmentalists, political leaders, and citizens. A similar term in the United States is “natural heritage.” It predates the others and is more accepted by the wider audience interested in conservation. Broader than biodiversity, it includes geology and land forms.
Biologists most often define biodiversity as the “totality of genes, species, and ecosystems of a region”. An advantage of this definition is that it seems to describe most circumstances. There are three levels at which biological variety can been identified:
The idea can be used for tackling practical problems in conservation, for example:
loss of species
destruction of habitats
introduced and invasive species
effect of climate change
Why is Biodiversity important? Does it really matter if there aren’t so many species?
Biodiversity boosts ecosystem productivity where each species, no matter how small, all have an important role to play. For example, a larger number of plant species means a greater variety of crops; greater species diversity ensures natural sustainability for all life forms; and healthy ecosystems can better withstand and recover from a variety of disasters. And so, while we dominate this planet, we still need to preserve the diversity in wildlife.