This month, I’m writing words and posting images relating to the landscape of memory. I hope to write poems most days and also share photos, quotes, and more prosaic thoughts related in some way to memory, nostalgia, longing for place, remembering and forgetting, landscape, dreamscape, landscape’s memory and memory’s landscape, the intersection of the layered historical physical world with personal memory, the frames that both landscape and memory use to contain and order our focus, the landscape of childhood, the landscape of devastation, how memories lie and tell the truth, the fragmentation of memory, how landscapes shape us and our memories, and so on. All the posts will be linked to the Introductory Page as they are posted. Thanks for visiting.
Today, I’m combining this post with 13 For Thursday and posting links to 13 blog posts or Instagram accounts with swoony landscape.
“Oh, to be young and in love. I’ll take middle-aged and still alive, with everything more or less still functional, because it’s what I’ve got. What is it that keeps us in place? Why do I choose to live in a place that weeps all winter long?” – a post about grief and the melancholy of February, with landscape to match
“It helps Ben’s cause that his garden is gorgeous. ‘People often think that veggie gardens are ugly, I want to reframe that.’ His garden is full of edibles, espaliered fruit trees and pollinator-attracting plants.”
“The love affair with white mornings, clear skies and bejewelled skeletons of last Summer’s foliage will be at an end. Mornings will be filled with birdsong and the young golden light of the sun as it rises ever steadily into the midday sky.”
Forde Abbey and Gardens: Snippets from the day-to-day.
Featured image: the north beach at Jekyll Island, GA, 30 Dec 2016