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

article: 23 astronomical events to look out for in 2023 (Martha Sandoval/Stacker): “Among them are 11 meteor showers, two eclipses, and supermoons that will present four times throughout the year in varying forms. Most of them will be viewable from North America sometime between dusk and dawn on the indicated dates.”

recipe: Carrot Ginger Soup (Shelburne Farm, VT).

essay: Why do weeds exist? And what you should do about putting them in your compost (Cass Marketos/The Rot). “You can, indeed, put weeds in your compost—not only because ‘weeds’ are (frankly) somewhat imaginary, and not only because ‘weeds,’ like any other organic material, will biodegrade efficiently in the correct conditions, but because ‘weeds’ are simply not going to kill you.”

photo essay: Moss Drapes from Trees in Ethereal Photographs of England’s Forests by Neil Burnell (Colassal)

essay: The Red Thread of Loss and The Weaving of Something Worthy (Tad Hargrave/On Culture Making). Beautiful. “Grief is not a passport to your normal existence. It doesn’t reconstitute the deal minus the hangnail problem of missing somebody, you see? That’s what grief allows you to know. That your life as you knew it went in the ground with that person. It doesn’t mean you have no life. It means you have no idea what is yet.” (Stephen Jenkinson)

featured image is titmouse in heated birdbath in rain thru window

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