2020年01月29日

Colour

FullSizeRender.jpgFullSizeRender.jpgFullSizeRender.jpgHi bloggers it's been a grey week in London, rain, mist gloom. Added to that the very sad news about the coronavirus in China and England leaving the EU.
Colour is needed to bring some cheer. Daffodils are beginning to send their shoots up and bunches of daffodils are on sale in the supermarkets and flower stalls. They are such a cheerful flower, nodding their heads in a friendly greeting.
This is the first stanza of a poem by William Wordsworth :
I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

I was delighted to read a news item about a woman and her dogs.
Kaylee Garrick's canine photoshoots can stop traffic in Shetland - and the fame of her very obedient dogs has now spread across the globe.
Kaylee Garrick a student paramedic has trained her pets to pose together for a range of eye-catching images. She has seven regular models. The popularity of their pictures grew through social media, and has now helped raised thousands of pounds for charity. The images feature in a fundraising calendar. Kaylee produced a charity calendar which has raised £2,000 for the The Ambulance Staff Charity. Kaylee, who works as an ambulance technician, said she also used her photos in the back of the ambulance to calm down patients. "Their blood pressure goes down and they start smiling. I would love to meet these dogs.
Bloggers I really hope that you stay safe and well. Have a good week.



















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posted by MateoES at 23:02| diary

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