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: Granddad’s Cowpeas (Jared Barnes/Meristem). A tale of seed-saving, relationship, and resilience. And the insects cowpeas attract in Texas, which include “Gulf Fritillaries, Gray Hairstreaks, American Bumble Bees, Winged Red Velvet Wasps, Eastern Tawny-horned Spider Wasps, Swarthy Skippers, Northern Cloudywings, and Clouded Skippers.”
photo essay: “I am forever chasing light.” A monumental book by Trent Parke (Andrew Eberlin). “Each photo asks – what have we done in our time, to our world and with our existence?” (The book — or the “portal,” as the publishers describe it — is Monument by Trent Parke, which at $94 sold out its first run.)
short essay: LYCORIS RADIATA | RED SPIDERLILY (Jared Barnes/Meristem). I’m not sure I’ve ever heard of this bright red bulb, hardy from zones 5-10, maybe because it’s been a long time since I lived in a place a warm as zone 5 … but my part of NH is quickly morphing from zone 4 into zone 5, and I may try these next year. I especially like how they look in the last photo, “like a candle with a waxing flame.” He’s also got an autumn playlist on Spotify.
another playlist: late summer dinner playlist (Aliza Abarbanel/Downtime/Spotify).