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/homage: A Secret for Falling Asleep So Good It’s a British National Treasure: Tune into serenity with the BBC Shipping Forecast, a weather report from deep in the analog era (NYT, gifted link). If you’ve watched the BBC show “As Time Goes By,” starring Judi Dench, who’s mentioned in the article, you’ll know how beloved the shipping forecast is of the redoubtable Mrs. Bale.
essay: A Secret Note (Haley Nahman/Maybe Baby). “To connect with someone over time, but in the same place, rather than across place, but at the same time….” Love this idea! The reverse-Zoom.
article: What’s the Secret Weapon of Every Great Garden? (Boaz Frankel/Rootbound). The answer is ground covers, and this article makes a good case.
photos: Winter Wonders at the Atlanta Botanical Garden (Jared Barnes/Plant•ed). Who doesn’t want to look at gardens waking up — the stems & buds, flowers, design, landscaping … and orchids.
art: The 10 Best Booths at Frieze Los Angeles 2023 (Paul Laster/Artsy). Check out the slideshows for most, too.