Does Spring quicken not just our bodies but also our souls? This year she seems so real I keep thinking she is standing right next to me. So tangible that I ought to be able to take her hand in mine.
Every day I delight in seeing fresh leaves unfurl. The bees are manic: there are so many flower species blooming right now they seem to have no idea where to begin.
Wasps have returned to our property after a long absence. I spotted this one building her nest a few days ago. It is taking ages. Her attention to the task is maybe best described as loving.
I do not know if it is just a story but I heard once that some wasps hum or sing as they build their nests. The sounds help them know how to perfectly shape the compartments.
Nearby, in a hole in the ground …
lives not a Hobbit but an expanding colony of leafcutter ants. The smallest things are bustling with creative energy.
I shouldn’t joke. Every week at least two people die protecting the earth. The latest martyr is Berta Cáceres, one of the current winners of the Goldman Prize. She said:
Our Mother Earth – militarized, fenced-in, poisoned, a place where basic rights are systematically violated – demands that we take action.
We can’t stop what happened to her but please consider adding your name to this action alert to protect Gustavo Castro Soto who was the only witness to her murder.