Blog Posts - Keynes



Herons in the Sun

Herons in the Sun It was hot today, probably too hot to really hit the patch hard, but never the less, with the grand opening of the nature reserve scheduled for tomorrow (I wanted to see what was about without crowds of people), The little lady an...
by Views From An Urban Lake on Aug 24, 2016

Marriage And Perfect Wedding Quotes

Wedding: A ceremony at which two persons undertake to become one, one undertakes to become nothing, and nothing undertakes to become supportable.Ambrose Bierce----------------------Marriage: The state or condition of a community consisting of a maste...
by A2Z Quotes on Aug 20, 2016

The Downfall of Julian Assange

One of my favorite quotes come from John Maynard Keynes, "when the facts change, I change my mind" (see Goodreads for a list of my favorite quotes).   This has now happened regarding my opinion of Julian Assange and Wikileaks.1. When Assange and...

An Amazing Play-Off Story

I have mentioned lots of times that I live in Devon, obviously that does curtail my opportunities of following the Blues. After living in Plymouth for over 25 years prior to moving to Okehampton, I have a soft spot for Plymouth Argyle. So on Monday I...
by Joys and Sorrows on Jun 1, 2016

We're in the Eye of a Global Financial Hurricane

Charles Hugh Smith  The only "growth" we're experiencing are the financial cancers of systemic risk and financialization's soaring wealth/income inequality. The Keynesian gods have failed, and as a result we're in the eye of a global...
by INFRAKSHUN on May 23, 2016

3 Reasons Why I Love Shopping On The High Street

We do a lot of our shopping online. Whether it’s clothes, food, toys or other day to day items, there’s something so simple and lazy about browsing the internet, clicking a few buttons and having the stuff delivered directly to our door.
by The DADventurer on Apr 28, 2016

Warbler Wonderland

Warbler Wonderland - Pied Wagtail A Lack of decent photos (Not sure what has happened this week) and a lack of motivation to write this week has meant no blog posts even though I have been out every day this week, so far, so it's another round up p...
by Views From An Urban Lake on Apr 27, 2016

A MEGA Round-up

A MEGA Round-up I've not had the energy, inclination to post the last time I walked the patch (Back issues again) but as I was forced to pop onto the patch today, when I should have been sleeping between night shifts (more on that later) I thought...
by Views From An Urban Lake on Apr 24, 2016

Something Unexpected

Something Unexpected - Robin After convincing Zoe that she should got to work early for some overtime (I'm kidding of course) she was in a good mood after the little lady got our chosen middle school (or whatever it is they are called these days) I...
by Views From An Urban Lake on Apr 18, 2016

Rainy Days

Rainy Days - Lapwing Rainy days, like today, remind me that I am never one to be accused of being a fair weather birder. As the rain steadily dripped down form the sparkling green leaves of the soaking wet trees, I headed out onto the patch to see...
by Views From An Urban Lake on Apr 15, 2016

Glad to be Alive

Glad to be Alive Some days you're just glad to be alive.  The sun was beating down in the way it only seems to do in Spring; Creating a beautiful, bright, light but without the haze of summer, a warm glow spreading across the land; The heat ple...
by Views From An Urban Lake on Apr 13, 2016

Introducing the Patch - Sheep Fields

Introducing the Patch - Sheep Fields It's unusual of all the places on my patch the Sheep Fields are the area I see most of and yet are also the area I see little in. You see I can see these fields from my study window, It's an obscured view through...
by Views From An Urban Lake on Apr 3, 2016

Early Start

Early Start - Male Gadwall I planned an early start today, may aim was to get out for first light this morning, my idea was to get to the patch very early, well before any dog walkers and their ilk had walked the paths and flushed all the exciting...
by Views From An Urban Lake on Mar 22, 2016

More Wader Movement

More Wader Movements Yesterday while I slept between night shifts the sun beamed down, I could feel the room being heated through the Velux window above my bed, and when I woke mid afternoon I knew I had missed out on another lovely day, the sort of...
by Views From An Urban Lake on Mar 18, 2016

Wader Movement Begins

Wader Movement Begins With the prospect of a warm (well out of the biting, cold, wind), purpose built hide (or two) to sit in and watch out over the open waters of the patch, I was looking forward to getting out and about today, sadly the hides are...
by Views From An Urban Lake on Mar 16, 2016

A Game of Two Halves

A Game of Two Halves Walking through the thick fog this morning I was filled with the eerie feeling I was part of a George A Romero film, with each step I headed deeper into an ominous future world, hidden from civilisation, the blanket of impenetr...
by Views From An Urban Lake on Mar 11, 2016

Procrastination Pays Off

Procrastination Pays Off I'm pretty sure if you have spent any time as a student in your life, which let's face it most people have, then you will at some point have experienced some form of procrastination. As an OU student once more I have become...
by Views From An Urban Lake on Mar 8, 2016

Introducing the Patch - Old Lock

Introducing the Patch - Old Lock Overgrown with a mix of large trees, mixed elder and Blackthorn, tall grasses, Teasels and no end of scrubby weeds, bordered by the Grand Union Canal high to the East and open grass fields and hedgerows to the West...
by Views From An Urban Lake on Mar 6, 2016

Finally a February Walk

Finally a February WalkThe old water tower in spring sunshine It seems like it has been forever since I last managed to get out on the patch, in fact it was the start of the month (Inspiration Lacking), but lots of work seems to have got in the way...
by Views From An Urban Lake on Feb 27, 2016

John Maynard Keynes; "Any Questions?"

"Capitalism is the astounding belief that the most wickedest of men will do the most wickedest of things for the greatest good of everyone."○"I work for a Government I despise for ends I think criminal."○"Lenin is said to have declared that...
by Running 'Cause I Can't Fly on Feb 25, 2016


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