December Snow

A snowy day. Earlier the snow had essentially stopped and the sun had come out. Now the clouds have lowered and we are receiving intermittent bursts of moderate snow. The feeders are covered in birds. Here on the South Coast cold, snowy days are usually followed by thaws, so the snow cannot be expected to … Continue reading December Snow

Landscapes of Identity: Accessibility

A soggy, warm, late fall day. Wind later? I've been thinking about accessibility as a contested aspect of landscape. Barriers that inhibit or limit access are inherent aspects of the landscape, and I know that if I go walking there will be areas I can't navigate due to the mobility challenges I face. Although the … Continue reading Landscapes of Identity: Accessibility

Landscapes of Identity, Part One

This morning we are greeted by thick cloud; this following evening rain. Yesterday we experienced another record warm afternoon, an all too frequent event this long autumn. One of the side effects of this protracted warmth is the allergy season has been unusually severe. I've taken to wearing suspenders! Looking in the mirror this morning … Continue reading Landscapes of Identity, Part One