World Wetlands Day, 2 February

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Old Man’s Hat, Valla first light

I celebrate with Eos in an estuary with a samphire plain a little further upriver.

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Cormorants crash landing

More than 64% of the world’s wetlands have disappeared since 1900 and more are being drained, despite them being very productive ecosystems.

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What is natural?

And then helios appears when human activities: fun, breakfast, art and technologies usually kick in. But it’s not enough to have fun anymore . . . the natural world is running out of time to stay healthy and rich.

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We are escaping from reality from the moment we wake to the moment we dream. ‘The world of Harlequin romance . . . there are times when you just want to be comforted . . . it is a way of escaping your narrow limits . . . Sometimes we need our fantasies to get away from the world.’ Yann Martel. How can we find the energy and enthusiasm to be creatively ethical?