Links that may or may not be related to gardens, food, travel, nature, or heterotopias and liminal spaces but probably are. Sources in parentheses.
short essay: Into the Hills (Jonathan Beckett/Jonathan Wroter This). Thoughts from “a cottage in a small village called Braithwaite nestled in the Lake District.” Makes me want to be there.
1.5-min video: King Eider Ducks in America’s Arctic (Cornell Lab of Ornithology/You Tube)
website: Hospitalthings. Hospital as in “hospitality.” (Read About to learn more.) In every hotel room, “I meticulously photograph the same eleven objects: decoration, door handle, hairdryer, keys, lamp, light switch, personal hygiene toiletries, remote control, shower drain, shower tap and the toilet roll holder. I preserve these moments in the Instagram-friendly square format, embracing the authenticity of the scene, without any embellishments.” Most locations in Europe, some in North America. I’m going to do it too!
article: TikTok’s Finest Lobsterman (NYT, gifted). The allure of blue-collar workers, as well as those with niche jobs, for people sitting at their desks. Lobstermen, tree trimmers (his TikTok link is incorrect; here’s the correct one), sheep herders, mechanics, electricians, long-haul truck drivers, and pilots all have thousands of followers.
7-min video: All Souls Day in Sicily (Finding Home with Jan Peppler/YouTube). “Honored to be in Balestrate, Sicily for All Souls’ Day. Families open mausoleums, bring flowers, and sit with their deceased relatives. It’s a beautiful and comforting tradition.” Stay for the traditional funeral procession at the end.