Anglesey · lost exploration craft rediscovered · writing advice from Rebecca Solnit · volcanic sunsets · Ted Hughes · typographical tips · a strange way to estimate π · Dull Men’s Club · street photography · free speech · Alexander von Humboldt
On the humbling, comforting realisation that the natural world gets on perfectly well without us.
‘Notes from Walnut Tree Farm’ is by far my favourite Roger Deakin book. His assembled notes and jottings are packed full of ideas. The signal-to-noise ratio is phenomenal.
Patti Smith · W.G. Sebald · Sexual Selection · Roman chicken · Robert Graves · Swallows & Amazons · Thames Estuary · James Brindley · Spoonbills
The Delicate Life of John Craske.
A fascinating exercise in ‘writing about nothing’.
Struggling to identify a species is the best way to learn.
In which I describe a few of my favourite bridges from my photo-project ‘Hebden's Other Bridges’.
My photo-book of bridges in the Hebden Bridge area is now available.
A very short introduction.