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

essay: A compost quickie on what to do with your Halloween pumpkins (Cass Marketos/The Rot).

art: Kathleen Kolb (Edgewater Gallery, Middlebury VT). I like her paintings, based on photos, particularly when combined with her artist’s statement about them: “Walking home from school as a child I was imprinted with the exquisite poignancy of the late afternoon light.  I came to call that moment of the day the “switching time” because it seemed to provide a gap in my usual perception of time: a space in which the past and future felt more fluid and present.  Now I also understand it as a moment when my own mortality is mirrored by that of the day, making transcendence keenly possible. Much of my work can be seen as a faithful description of particular buildings, hills or fields, but it is all made to express the juxtaposition of the finite and infinite.”

essay: How To Spin A Spider Web (The Outside Story/Northern Woodlands). Focusing on orb weaver webs.

longer essay: Learning to Lose (Haley Nahman/Maybe Baby). I don’t know how I missed this essay published in Aug. 2021, about a sick cat and also about the way time can warp: “How can I describe what it’s like for your every thought and decision to be governed by a terminally-ill cat? I suppose it’s a little like trying to keep a candle lit while walking slowly across an empty, windblown pool.”

from Mary Oliver’s poem “In Blackwater Woods”

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