It's been an interesting start to the new year so far. I've managed some pleasing pictures; some of which I've added today.

On the down side, my local lake has experienced the ravages of 'landscaping'.
Perfectly good trees have been cut down, even those that had nesting birds.

With announcements recently in this country of the culling of Canada Geese and Cormorants, because they don't fit with the humans idea of how the planet should be, the world is becoming a nasty place.

In a way, I'm glad I'm old, and don't have to see the demise of this beautiful planet for much longer.