Climate change 2? -
So, that awesomely ugly oriental bittersweet is my evidence that that there has been a change in climate.
But it’s not the only evidence.
As a child on this property, I often walked on the lawn barefooted. Who wore shoes in summer? And even barefoot through the woods. Why not? Summer was a time to avoid the confines of school, and shoes.
And now? I would no more walk outside barefoot than I would walk barefoot on a bed of coals.
Ticks abound. And in the tall grass, ticks dominate. After a morning cutting wood with the chain saw, the first activity on coming in is to shower and check for ticks.
And ticks are nasty nasty creatures - spawned from the recesses of Pandora’s box as a plague on humans. They carry diseases; we all know about Lyme disease.
I have this sneaking apprehension that Armageddon will not be by violent means, but by the blood born diseases carried by ticks and mosquitoes - insect beasts whose range has increased because of a change in climate.