"The brown mountain of two weeks ago is now astonishingly green. Nothing I saw abroad holds a candle to this view, with its scarlet tanager"
It was great l to see you in London, Dave, and sad to see you go, but I'm so happy that you're happy to be home. This is what everyone should feel when they come home from a trip. It depends on having a home-place you love, and on the love and attention you bring to it. Thank you for sharing your home with us on the Internet, and for being one of those teaching me to pay attention.
Ancient Assyrian sacred tree, viewed with Dave at the British Museum. Astonishing and wonderful. But not as precious as the natural world right here, right now.