Quoted Not wanting to live when you have everything to live for – Flashing Palely in the Margins (inthemargins.ca)

I have learned a lot since becoming a father, but one of the things that has been most painful to learn is that men can get postpartum depression too.

I am grateful to those who can write or speak honestly about their battle with mental illness. The above post from Sameer Vasta popped up in my feed today. It isn’t easy to be open about the things that go on in our heads, but what I can say to those who do, it is so valuable. Thank you.

The swallows have definitely left now, the odd straggler around, possibly the late brood feeding up before leaving. Heard a Little owl during the night, the first I’ve heard this autumn. Various warblers on the move as well: willow warblers, chiffchaffs, and blackcaps.

It might be my over active imagination, but golden hour seems to be continuing longer after sunrise than I'd normally expect. I wonder if there are enough particulates from the US wildfires in the atmosphere here to cause a noticeable effect?It might be my over active imagination, but golden hour seems to be continuing longer after sunrise than I’d normally expect. I wonder if there are enough particulates from the US wildfires in the atmosphere here to cause a noticeable effect?