Whales & Dolphins…..The Orkney Vole…….A Spell…..

by Bernie Bell - 08:11 on 08 November 2022

Whales & Dolphins…..

You can’t buy a whale -  or at least I very much hope you can’t! – but you can help them by buying items from the Whale & Dolphin Conservation group……


Go on go on go on go on….go on go on go on….


The Orkney Vole….

We used to have a lot of Orkney Voles in our meadow….until the Stoats arrived https://theorkneynews.scot/2018/01/28/be-ware-of-stoats/  …and the Voles disappeared for a few years.  This year they returned – we see their tunnels through the grass, and we even saw Voles scurrying about. 

The Orkney Vole is not only very, very cute – it’s also unique.  Stoats are cute too – but - see above link for that argument!

I thought I’d include the following link as it not only has a great little film of a Vole but also, if you follow the link to the Wiley On-line Library,  the story  of how they came to be here…..


I don’t know if you’ll see this Kath, but if you do  - Thank you!


Most magic (or Magick if you’re that way inclined) is based on intent – preferably good intent…..Bartholomew Barker has good intent….


Blue Magick

I call upon the spirits of light,
the angels of constitutional democracy,
of reasonable policy based upon science,
I humbly beseech you: Arise!

Cast out the demons of fear and corruption.
Break the curse of lies, hatred and dark money.
Free us from willful ignorance so we may cast
our votes as a spell upon our government.

Let us attend the sacred polling place,
dance naked ’round the voting booth,
sing songs of truth and good governance
that we may restore our fair country,

sliding my ballot into the holy box,
the Great Rite of Democracy.

First published in Oddball Magazine on November 6, 2018.
Reposted since there’s a full moon overnight and Election Day is tomorrow.


Here’s one I made earlier….. https://theorkneynews.scot/2019/04/22/sure-as-eggs-is-eggs/


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