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 article: Reindeer Lichen: Food of Santa’s Reindeer (Northern Woodlands) “Reindeer lichens grow very slowly, only 0.2 to 0.4 inch per year, but tend to live a long time – more than 100 years on average. Because of their slow growth rate, if damaged or destroyed, they may take decades to recover.

playlist: Merry Christmas 2022 (Mark Diacono/Spotify). More than 40 songs, including Jazz, R&B, traditional, cheesy and perfect.

essay: Some Thoughts about a Cardinal (Charles Schifano/Desk Notes). Seems like an essay about bird habits but also a meditation on our own habits and focus.

article: Eastern Dwarf Mistletoe: A Bomb-Bearing Botanical Vampire (Northern Woodlands). Arceuthobium pusillum, parasitic and deadly to the evergreen trees is colonises. Also, it’ll shoot your eye out.

short video: Virtual Visit: Our Orangery During A Longwood Christmas (Longwood Gardens). From 2021. One-and-a-half minutes long.

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