Sunday, 6 December 2015

Top of The Naughty List

It is becoming a bit of a tradition for A Focus On Nature to run a series of Advent Calendar guest blogs throughout December. The year's theme for the guest blogs is "the gift of giving" looking at all the ways in which nature gives to us.

I was delighted to take part again and flipped my guest blog to talk about the gift of giving in terms of what we can and should give back to nature. Here is a short extract from it:

"Unfortunately nature can’t tell us what to do, but it certainly can tell us that it is in trouble and it is shouting this message loud and clear. Nature’s tears are building into the worst floods and storms ever seen, Nature’s silence can be heard, yes heard, in the barren waste lands we are leaving behind, Nature’s pain can be heard in the species slaughtered in the name of sport."

There have been some great posts so far and I am looking forward to seeing the ones still to come, but just out of interest, I would really like to hear, what are the gifts that nature has given to you?


  1. The gift of nature for me is so many things rolled into one list. The fresh fragrance of a morning rain on parched land, the light odor of lavender in the breeze. The wonderful, friendly, and oftentimes comical antics of dolphins swimming freely, the tree blossoms, the bounty of nature and staple foods given each season, bird song, sea breeze, sunlight, darkness, clear sky filled with stars. A little kitten's meow...I could go on and on and on.

    What I don't like is species slaughtered in the name of sport...for instance the lion story in the news a few months ago...things like that.

    1. I had another thought that to me is ruining beautiful vacant lands that could be nurtured and beautified....only to build more high rise buildings instead of recycling empty buildings that could be refurbished, rebuilt instead of letting them rot away and creating ugly!!!

  2. Hi Finlay I am just about to fly to Malawi to visit my family and will read your post at the airport but I just wanted to wish you a HAPPY CHRISTMAS and may 2016 be a good year for you and NATURE.