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“Walter Scott and the Matter of Landscape: Ecologies of Violence” in The Bottle Imp Issue 16, 2014.
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Talk at Casper, Wyoming.
“Cloaking and Hiding: Dressing up in Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Master of Ballantrae.”
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I have to share a video (see below for YouTube link): please watch billy barr’s deeply moving short story of snow. It’s a Gothic tale of a man living in a cabin in the woods, in winter – all those … Continue reading
“Within a few weeks these murals will be forever gone, but for those who find them, I hope they ignite a sense of urgency.” (Sean Yoro, A’o ‘Ana project website 18.01.17) Reading Georgia McCafferty’s article on artist Sean Yoro’s A’o ‘Ana (The Warning) … Continue reading
Sharing this article, “Amid higher global temperatures, sea ice at record lows at poles,” by Brandon Miller, CNN meteorologist (19 November 2016) http://edition.cnn.com/2016/11/18/world/sea-ice-arctic-antarctic-lows/index.html
Study in Ice, Rock and Water. Southern Greenland seen from 36000 feet. Photo © Susan Oliver. Like the white ghost of a glacier the mists advance, riding over phalanxes of tamarack, sliding across bog meadows heavy with dew. A single silence … Continue reading
Plants and Antibiotics: some thoughts on reading the NY Times article “Could Ancient Remedies Hold the Answer to the Looming Antibiotics Crisis?”
PLANTS AND ANTIBIOTICS Rabbitbrush. (My photograph) The article below about the antiseptic and antibiotic properties of plants is from the New York Times Magazine. I decided to post it because, as you know from my writing, I’m deeply interested in … Continue reading
A sense of time lies thick and heavy on such a place . . . . The cranes stand, as it were, upon the sodden pages of their own history. Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac and Sketches Here and There (1949). On … Continue reading
This post is concerned with visual aesthetics, so I’m not adding many words. The photos were taken over Greenland and Northern Canada. The spectacle of ice is impressive, freeze-framing a weird beauty. A language of ratios: the proportion of water … Continue reading
Walking Sir Walter Scott’s Abbotsford estate this afternoon with ranger Philip Munro. Wild flowers and grasses in profusion. Blogpost to follow soon. . .
Wildflower meadow and nature corridor, Wivenhoe Park, University of Essex OED definitions: Wildflower. Not listed. A search returns “wildering” as the nearest approximation, meaning “Leading or driving one astray.” Wildlife: “The native fauna and flora of a particular region.” Wildlife … Continue reading