Links that may or may not be related to gardens, food, travel, nature, or heterotopias and liminal spaces but probably are. Sources in parentheses.

Short video: Raccoons, mom and babies, climbing tree (Animals in Action on tumbler).

Plant trees, shrubs, and perennials in the fall. And prune and lop off seadheads in the spring. (NYT – article is gifted, so does not require subscription)

Images: Moorland landscapes in embroidery (Victoria Rose Richards)

About the vagaries of slime mold and taxonomy. (Orion) “Slime mold might not have evolved much in the past two billion years, but it has learned a few things.”

History: How pie is like America. (Lithub). ““This country was founded by men who had pie for breakfast, pie for dinner, pie for supper; in addition they usually had a slice or so before going to bed at night,” reads a 1922 editorial in The Nation.”

Turning 60: “I cracked into my first sea urchin. It was like eating the reproductive organs of an alien. Strangely enough, it was a poke of life and I began to enjoy the harsh winter, its sharp nudge on my cheeks. My melancholy was lifting. I’m not sure it was all due to the urchin, but it was true that I felt most alive in the sea.’ (Deborah Levy – Paris Review)

Featured photo: ‘Natural Goddess to Consorts II’ and ‘Torro’ sculptures, The Fells, Newbury, June 2015.

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