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

images: Artist Spotlight: Cara Nahaul (Booooooom). I like the bright splashes of saturated colour and her “inspiration from her early childhood visits to Malaysia and Mauritius.”

photo essay: Photographs of the Los Angeles Alligator Farm (ca. 1907) (The Public Domain Review).

photo essay: A photo tour of Winterthur and its odd Gentleman Farmer, Henry (Lauren Dubinsky/Floricult). Having just visited Winterthur in June for the first time — on a day when the air quality was really bad, all other public gardens were closed, and visitors with any lung issues were suggested to wear masks outside — I was surprised that the writer found it to be a place “at war with itself.” I found it restful, expansive, fairly simple in terms of gardening (as she notes), and I didn’t see the mansion as at all out of place there, though I wasn’t particularly interested in it.

voting: Voting for the 2023 America’s Best Restroom contest is officially open. (Cintas Corp.). Through 11 August. Ten bathrooms in the running, two in Utah!

photos: foraged flower power: introducing a few new books, magazines and handy tools to inspire foraging your floral arrangements. (SFBayGirl). I’m not much of a flower arranger but these images are a glorious flower arrangement of their own.

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