The Thistle Top Café
Three’s a crowd…
I only found out this evening that Monsanto has bought up a huge seed company, Seminis, Inc., a leading Vegetable and Fruit Seed Company, making Monsanto the owners of the seed suppliers for 40% of American vegetable seed customers and 20% of the global customer base. That’s pretty scary news and I only found out…
Guest Post from Colette Ní Eachtarn (a friend who doesn’t have a blog… yet. Her words need to be heard) ————————————————————– Day 2 on the ground in ‘The Jungle‘ camp, Calais Another very long day today – the sun was shining all day and the teams spirits were high throughout. The first thing I noticed…
I have been working really hard to practise some detachment. They say that practise makes perfect – I have yet to find out! I am trying to separate people from their actions. When I see a child misbehave I find it easy to to know that I don’t see a bad child, I see a…
An excerpt from Sustainable Energy – without the hot air – David J.C. MacKay UIT Cambridge, 2008. ISBN 978-0-9544529-3-3. Available free online from www.withouthotair.com. “One of the main sinks of energy in the “developed” world is the creation of stuff. In its natural life cycle, stuff passes through three stages. First, a new-born stuff is…
Supreme Court Alfalfa Hearings – THE CROP HEARD AROUND THE WORLD! The following is taken from the Sustainable Culture Group on Facebook – Monsanto challenges alfalfa ban in Supreme Court The genetically engineered alfalfa case will be heard on April 27. This is the first genetically engineered crop case ever heard by the Supreme Court….
Is this really 2008? you wouldn’t think so if you read this sad and horrifying article about the current and past treatment of Aboriginal people by the police and prison authorities in Queensland Australia. Perhaps the clue is in the name “queens”land, it is not unusual for ill-treatment and injustice to follow the colonial rule,…
I put this post up on Blog Gems for Jen this week – it’s not a laugh out loud post however if you’ve been looking at hospital walls for weeks on end then it may make you smile 🙂
Made me smile without the context of hospital walls. Your exquisite photography is enhanced by the captions.
Sorry I did not remember you are in Ireland (from my response to your comment at my place). Your online name is familiar in a friendly way. Hope you are able to see more thistle in real life soon.
Made me smile! I had a very rough day and you reminded me about the simple beauty of nature. I need to just chill out and think about the bigger picture rather than being in a funk. Did you take these pictures? They are fantastic!
Thank you for participating in Blog Gems!
Thanks for popping over here Jean and glad to have been able to bring some of natures simple pleasure to you on a rough day.
Yes, the photos here on the blog are all my own and mostly taken with my mobile phone as that happens to be in my pocket more often than my camera and I am delighted with it’s ability to take such close up shots. I am delighted that you enjoy them 🙂
As for the Blog Gems – thank you for taking it on and giving Jen a well deserved break.