2020年01月23日

Animal communication

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Hi bloggers well this weekend is a very busy one for Chinese people it is Chinese New Year and it also Burns night is on Friday 24, so a lot of celebrating for some people. I will forego the dinner traditional for Burns night of haggis.
But I will have a Chinese meal, most of the big supermarkets do a special deal.
In the news this week there was an interesting article about cows.
Cows have been found to regularly talk to each other about food and the weather in their own language, according to a new study. Research conducted by a PHD candidate from the university of Sydney discovered that each cow has its own individual moo and can change its pitch depending on how they are feeling. They found that cows can also depict signs of excitement, arousal, engagement and distress using their tone of voice − much like humans. Other animals have sophisticated communication systems.
Elephants engage in long distance communication. Scientists discovered that elephants could communicate to each other, even though many miles apart, by using very low frequency sound waves. A female elephant will let males know that she's ready for mating. She also informs the herd when she is ready to give birth.
It's fascinating isn't it, in the 1960's, there was a film called Doctor Doolittle the doctor could talk to and understand animals. What fun that would be.
Bloggers happy Chinese New Year. Hoping you have a peaceful week and can keep warm. Over and out London.








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posted by MateoES at 00:37| diary

2020年01月16日

Beginning

FullSizeRender.jpgFullSizeRender.jpgFullSizeRender.jpgHi bloggers we're well into January and in England the evenings are getting lighter. It's still dark in the morning till nearly eight o'clock, but in spite of the dreary nonstop rain, it's definitely getting lighter in the evenings. Also good news the flowers are beginning to appear,signs of daffodil shoots peeping through.
Snow drops are the first blooming bulbs to begin to flower, usually in late winter or very early spring. These diminutive plants, which commonly pop up through snow, bring glimmer of hope that warm springtime temperatures are on the way. Though commonly found throughout the United Kingdom and they are also found in some areas of the United States.
It is the beginning of prime minister Boris Johnson term in office. We shall see what plans he has. He could look at the advice from the Methodist preacher John Wesley.
John Wesley’s 18th-century manifesto could have been written today. (You can read the list in the photo.)
Wesley was remarkable and what he believed was the way forward to a healthy society is still relevant today. Wesley 1703-1791 was a theologian and a leader of the movement known as Methodism. The Methodist view is based in the tradition that love of god is always linked with love of neighbours and justice. These principles are so needed in our world.
Bloggers have a good week, hoping you can keep warm. Over and out London.
posted by MateoES at 23:03| diary

2020年01月09日

New Year

Happy New Year to one and all, here's hoping that the year will bring you good health and happiness.  Monday 6th January marked twelfth night, it is called Epiphany.  In the West, Christians began celebrating the Epiphany in the 4th century, associating it with the visit of the Magi (the three kings) to Bethlehem.   According to the Gospel of Matthew, the three wise men - named Melchior, Caspar and Balthazar - followed the star of Bethlehem across the desert to meet the baby Jesus, offering gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.  The gifts were symbolic of the importance of Jesus' birth, the gold representing his royal standing; frankincense his divine birth; and myrrh his mortality.  The word 'Epiphany' comes from Greek and means 'manifestation'.  It celebrates 'the revelation of God in his Son as human in Jesus Christ'.  It is the time when all the decorations need to be taken down the end of festivities and return to business as usual.

Let's hope that the whole world wakes up to climate change.  The tragedy of the wildfires in Australia and indeed in December the temperatures were freezing in Delhi India. 

Inspite of all the tragedies in Australia there are also some endearing moments.   A tiny koala has been rescued by a truck driver in New South Wales after it climbed out of the bush looking for water.  Damian Campbell-Davys, who was driving a water tanker to supply resources to people, saw the koala wandering out of the pine trees hours yesterday after fire tore through the area.  He scooped the little koala up and gave him some water – which he guzzled for more than an hour.

Mr Campbell-Davys said it was "a little ray of sunshine in this nightmare".
Yet again animals can bring joy to sorrow.
Bloggers I know you have snow I hope it stops.  Keep safe and keep warm.  Over and out London.







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posted by MateoES at 04:46| diary