During the weeks of October there was a spectacular show of autumn colours and slowly the leaves began to fall. But last week with heavy rain and strong winds at times, all the leaves came down so quickly. It was as if they almost sensed that we were in the first week of Novemer. Our photo today was taken while out for a walk on Drishane Road, Millstreet, Co.Cork. The horsechestnut conkers were resting easy on the bed of leaves that had nurtured them all spring and summer.
Over the next few days and into next week you will see new changes to the website. It will be ongoing for the next few days. The website was working on outdated software and it needed an upgrade and facelift to bring it up to the technology of 2022.
On This Day
On Nov 7th 1492 The famous Ensisheim stony meteorite fell into a wheat field outside the walled town of Ensisheim, France. The meteorite can still be seen in Ensisheim’s museum and is the oldest European meteorite fall on record.
On Nov 7th 2000 Hilary Clinton made history on her election to the US Senate, by becoming the first lady to win elective office.
On Nov 7th 2016 the Canadian musician Leonard Cohen died at the age of 82
David de Gea (Man Utd goalkeeper) is 32
Lorde (Singer) is 26
Liam O Maonlai (Member of Hothouse Flowers Band) is 58
Tinnie Tempah (Rapper) is 34
Saint For Today
Saint Willibrord is the Saint for November 7th. He grew up in England and became a priest and a missionary. He was sent to the Netherlands, a land that was then called Frisia
Significance of Today
The Cop 27, Climate Conference continues in Egypt. The international forum attracts environmental groups, scientists, business leaders, celebrities, journalists and protesters demanding that governments speed up and act on their pledges to halt climate change and its impact on our world today.
Interesting Quote For Today
“Earth provides enough to satisfy every persons need, but not every person’s greed.”~Mahatma Gandhi
Did You Know
Did you know that the average sea level is expected to rise between .5 and 1.5 metres before the end of the century. Oceans continue to warm and expand which means land-based ice in Greenland, parts of the Antarctic, and mountain glaciers continue to melt and so sea levels will rise. This will have an impact in many countries across the world, especially low-lying areas with high risk of extensive flooding, including parts of Ireland.