Postcard from Catalonia; Fun in the Delta l’ Ebre rice paddies

Now what do we have here, what could this group of inadequately dressed and inexperienced people possibly be doing picking rice in a Catalan rice paddy? It was a day spent in the Delta l’ Ebre wetland region of Catalonia, Spain, apart from learning about picking rice we also discovered how to fish with nets and the difficulties of punting …

Postcard from French Pyrenean Beekeepers

Bee keeping is an extremely popular industry throughout the World and particularly in rural communities. Stumbling across this particular group of hives in Val d’Azun, the French Haute Pyrénées was quite special, the backdrop is stunning. The bee keepers of the  region practice transhumance the process of pastoral nomadism where livestock is moved around for better grazing. This may not …

Anthropocene Epoch – Our unwelcome ‘viral’ impact

If you are unfamiliar with the term Anthropocene Epoch, it is the informal name which has been given to describe our impact on the Planet. It is the geological period of time in which man’s activities has had significant influence over the eco-systems of this World. Moments ago I was writing a piece on making better use of your camera, …