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: Hilarity in grief – #74 (Kelton Wright/Shangrilogs). On the loss of a cat, grief, chaos and cat-astrophe, and living in a haunted house.
photo essay: The Flower That Sprouted From a Book (Boaz Frankel/Rootbound). “[H]ydrangeas and roses and orchids and water lilies were crafted from pages pulled out of gardening and plant textbooks” by artist Lisa Meeks.
article: Gardening In A Changing Climate (Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens). “With weather patterns becoming less predictable, gardening for resilience becomes an insurance policy.” This blog post offers 7 tips for landscaping and planting: Don’t till. Make leaf and brush piles for habitat and store them away from entertainment areas. Review your garden notes year to year and make changes to practices and plants as needed. Create mixed plant communities that can withstand a variety of weather conditions. Prune. Reuse and recycle your soil instead of bringing soil in.
photo essay: Take a Trip to Antarctica (Roxane Gay & Debbie Millman/AFAR). Gorgeous photos, fun commentary. Now I want to go. And have someone else handle all the planning, meticulously.
art video: See “Alex Katz: Gathering” at the Guggenheim (Guggenheim/YouTube). One-and-a-half-minute video.