A challenge of a garden, the eye hospital again
We woke up to teeming rain, but decided to go along to the local coffee morning at church in Paulton. After that we went to see the lady who had given us the small job with the dog kennels because she wanted help with her own garden. The husband had passed some years ago. He used to do all the gardening works but now it was up to her and she has a certain fear of having a fire fearing that she would lose control.
The job was a long mound about 1 m high of green material that had rotted down into a rather nice compost but there was no way of getting it out because of lack of access. On top of the pile was the detritus of Christmas trees, branches, boards, and in general a rather unattractive area. I decided to make a feature out of the mounds and make a safe fire pit area in the middle. I hope she will like the idea and accept the quote.
Off to have my normal monthly eye inspection. Some of the fluid has returned to my left eye so I must have an injection. When the injection goes in the eye you feel a little pinprick but it does not hurt. Sometimes it looks colourless and sometimes gives a psychedelic effect. The procedure is not long and the doctor spent a longer time making sure the eye was completely free of infection by dabbing copious amounts of iodine on the eyes and eyelashes. Eyelashes are the most prone to becoming infected.
The usual hundreds of paintings were not in the hospital corridors today, but I still saw a few down one end, rather childish in the way. I’m sure this type of art has a genres – native or some some such.
During the waiting, I was reading a book by Dr Tim Ball entitled “Human caused global warming, the biggest deception in history”. It is interesting how far back the idea goes. A later version was quoted by Alexander King in the 1991 publication of “the first global revolution”, which said:
in searching for a common enemy against whom we can unite, we came up with the idea that pollution, the threat of global warming, water shortages, famine and the like, would fit the bill in their totality and their interaction. These phenomena do constitute a common threat which must be confronted by everyone together. But in designing these dangers as the enemy, we fall into the trap, which we have already warned readers about, namely mistaking symptoms for causes. All these dangers are caused by human intervention in natural processes, and it is only through changed attitudes and behaviour that they can be overcome. The real enemy then is humanity itself.
This is more or less what is happening at the moment with this young Swedish campaigner, spotted and groomed by George Soros. As she is young, people are afraid to state the obvious that what she’s talking about is completely baseless but it sounds good.
To home against a background of sunshine and showers.
Again, suffering from too much food in the evenings. I really have to cut down because my poor stomach cannot deal with food the way I used to.