That is good news because, according to experts, the protected butterfly is a good indicator of environmental health, from fruit trees to bees.
Not hindered by cold and strong winds but probably much helped by the plentiful rain (old rivers reappeared), the grass has never been greener (later in the year it will turn to yellow and then brown) and small wildflowers pop up everywhere on uncultivated land in happy abundance.
What doesn’t disappear is Anna Ticho’s art, often focusing on flowers, landscapes, nature. The exposition closes in two days but the new book is available.
Specialists predicted a sixth dry winter – and they were so wrong. The second blessing in the trice daily standing prayer gives us a chance to utter our heartfelt thanks.
However, as a bona fide vegan, I find the idea of eating (live) locusts, with or without chocolate, revolting. Just because it would be kosher doesn’t mean that we should have it. We should stop taking death so lightly (even of animals) so that we may get closer to not killing each other anymore. Some hungry people see free food as an opportunity to eat; some others see it as an opportunity to abstain.
Realists also follow the good news.