Thursday, 2 July 2015

Philosophical Thoughts

I've been thinking about Nature and Natural. I think there needs to be some rules as to what can go on the Nature Table.

The definition of Nature, according to Wiki:

Nature, in the broadest sense, is the natural, physical, or material world or universe. "Nature" can refer to the phenomena of the physical world, and also to life in general.

Well that means the table is going to have to be huge!

But what about Natural? 

: existing in nature and not made or caused by people : coming from nature
: not having any extra substances or chemicals added : not containing anything artificial

Now that is where it gets complicated.

A typical Norfolk landscape, but very little of it could be called natural. The trees may have self seeded, but their shape will have been influenced by people.

As custodian of The Nature Table I am going to make an executive decision. Not being exclusively Natural is not necessarily a bar to sitting on the table.

Barley turning golden in the sunshine

If a beautiful field of highly cultivated barley can be included, it also means I can have the odd garden plant from time to time.
Heuchera displayed in a vintage wheelbarrow

And I haven't started on the physical world yet!

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