Pictures for the season

2015-10-28 HesperanthaOne of the desirable features that drew me to the new  layout for this web site was the ability to change the pictures in the header that appear at the top of each post and page. Today for the first time since the launch in October that I have had the pleasure of making a couple of changes to the sequence that greets visitors to the Renewable Way as well as showing a couple of others in this post .

As I write this on 21st November, it is after we have experienced the first snow of the season here in Staffordshire (see picture below) and in many other parts of the British Isles. Nonetheless, until now it has been an 2015-11-21 First Snowautumn of exceptional colour (for example the Hesperantha flowers have been exceptional in our garden, as I hope can be seen from the photo above) and, after a colder summer, a milder one than average. Thus I have chosen a picture that reflects the colours in the trees (taken at Wightwick Manor, a National Trust property located near to Wolverhampton) and one showing wild geese (Brent, I think) coming in to find winter quarters in the Trent Valley, here in middle England, which was a great sight and sound.

I have also added a picture I took last year in my back garden of a notable sunset on the shortest day of the year to remind us all that the year is drawing to a close, the light is fading and it is likely to get colder before spring returns next year.

Paul Newman

About Paul Newman

Paul Newman BSc (Sociology), DMS, MA (Sustainable Development) worked for the Government for thirty years mostly on projects seeking to develop the UK Economy and has also been employed as a part-time lecturer, invigilator, events organiser and as a consultant on sustainable development projects. He became a member of the voluntary group Sustainable Staffordshire in 1997 and subsequently served as first a Vice-Chair then Chair for a four year term, during this time he also became a volunteer and then a trustee of the Community Council of Staffordshire, which he continued to support as a member of its Board of Directors until its closure in 2018. He has also served three terms as a Councillor for Swynnterton Parish, been a trustee of Hanchurch Village Hall and member of Trentham PCC.
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