After a grey and grisly day of sudden snow, today's sun-brightness showed a newly white landscape under an impossibly blue sky. It was good to find my own mood swings have their natural counterparts.
On the left are the pine trees of Bedford park; on the right is today's close-up of a cone. The special symmetry, symbiosis and drive of nature amaze me more than ever. Who would have known the importance of viruses in controlling the over-population of harmful bacteria? Not me. Yet my dad worked in the field and forecast in the 1960s that human population would double by 2000, and increase exponentially, bringing with it new challenges. How right he was.