Archive for June, 2012

Mini-meadow and local orchids

Floristically this has got to rank as the best time of year. Although the weather hasn’t turned into a heat-wave, it’s warm enough in the middle of the day, and there are sufficient dry spells, to enjoy what’s on offer. Last week the front garden and mini-meadow were looking their splendid best, and the bees are taking full advantage. Read more…

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Why I have a problem with Jesus.

  1. If you think that the existence of Jesus matters, then there isn’t sufficient evidence to conclude that Jesus existed.
  2. The Jesus portrayed in the Gospels was weird, and certainly not worth worshipping. Read more…

Father’s Day treat: squelching through Askham Bog.

This was a treat for me, in the sense that the rest of the family reluctantly consented to come along too. With all the recent rain it was magnificently boggy: just what the reserve managers would have ordered. Read more…

Bishopthorpe sunshine

It’s been a wierd spring, but when the sun comes out, it’s a lovely time of year here. Read more…

Bank Holiday Bridestones

After the Jubilee downpour, we joined the traffic on the A64 east hoping to get out on bank holiday Monday. Read more…