What a strange time this is! A world-wide catastrophe surrounds us, with more pain to endure when the economic fallout is fully realised.
And yet, right now in our part of the world in Central Victoria, the countryside looks beautiful after the recent sunshine and plentiful rain. The bushland has responded with masses of blossom and new growth, summoning a bountiful season for the local wildlife.
The natural world is full of promise.
There is a dissonance between what we know and what we see.
In this household, ‘social isolation’ presents opportunities. Firstly, we are in close electronic contact with family and friends, so our isolation is physical, not social. In fact, we have more time to keep in close contact with people than we had before. Secondly, the space created in our day has allowed for concentrated involvement in the garden. More time to create habitat for our furry and feathered friends. What bliss…