Author Archives: susanoliver2015

Wild flower meadow at Abbotsford. More soon. . .

   Walking Sir Walter Scott’s Abbotsford estate this afternoon with ranger Philip Munro. Wild flowers and grasses in profusion. Blogpost to follow soon. . . 

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Wildflower thoughts . . .

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

Posted in East Anglia, Ecology, Environment and walking, Nature writing, Trees, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Sculptured Coast

Holding back the tide: stone and wooden sea defences at East Lane, Suffolk. A friend visiting from California had been reading W. G. Sebald’s The Rings of Saturn, so we went for a day visiting places on the Suffolk coast. … Continue reading

Posted in Art, East Anglia, Ecology, Environment and walking, Nature writing, Ruins, Suffolk | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Titanomachia . . . in response to Urban Dreamcatchers

Originally posted on From Hill to Sea:
. Picking up the signals – spectral transmissions from the agora of public dreaming . Now playing: Charlemagne Palestine + Tony Conrad – An Aural Symbiotic Mystery

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Wild things. Flowers of the Scottish / English border.

Grasses and wildflowers on the Scottish / English border. Photo from my recent visit to Scotland. Blogpost to follow . . . .

Posted in Ecology, Environment and walking, Nature writing, Scotland | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

City of Trees: Boise, Idaho and an Urban Natural Experience.

White pine in the rain. Boise, April 2014. ‘A large tree on the west side of a residential home can save up to $48 per year in electricity and natural gas use.’ ‘Urban trees remove 581 tons of air pollutants … Continue reading

Posted in American West, Birds and Animals, Ecology, Environment and walking, Trees | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Bio-Art – Jevan Watkins Jones: Occupied with Plants

Photograph: Priscila Buschinelli and Art Exchange. This is another brief post. I couldn’t resist writing something because I’m excited about the bio-art exhibition that is is about to open on my University’s campus. Plants are taking over the Art Exchange. … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Ecology, Environment and walking | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Wildflower meadow at the University of Essex

A quick post while I write my next piece – wildflowers yesterday at my university, the University of Essex. Wild writing . . .

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Hot Springs, Atomic Cities, and Craters of the Moon . . . on the Road in Idaho

‘Our heated sidewalks and dressing room floors keep your toes toasty warm, even on the coldest of nights.’ (www.lavahotsprings.com). ‘Welcome to the sagebrush steppe’ (information board, roadside rest area near Atomic City). ‘We’re praying for rain. There was hardly any … Continue reading

Posted in American West, Ecology, Environment and walking | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Getting to the Roots of the Matter: Trees and the Environmental Imagination in 19th Century Literature.

A video recording of my lecture in Interdisciplinary Explorations: The Idea of Nature Public Lecture Series at Boise State University, Idaho is now available at Boise Scholarworks. Thanks to the sponsors for their generosity in making the series possible, to … Continue reading

Posted in Ecology, Environment and walking, Fiction, Poetry and Essays, Trees | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments