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About seasonalight

Ginny Battson, Wales. Writer, Getty Image contributor ~ ecology, enviroethics, intrinsic value of biodiversity, geodiversity, ecoliteracy. Currently studying MA Applied Philosophy.

Extract: TECHNOFOSSILS AND RADIONUCLIDES. Welcome to the Anthropocene.

The following extract is from my article published in Earthlines, Issue 15. July 2016. “The most sinister and compelling evidence to mark the start of the Anthropocene coincides with the commencement of nuclear weapons testing and the detonation of the … Continue reading

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Killing the ethic of killing.

(Grey Squirrel, photo by me) “We reached the old wolf in time to watch a fierce green fire dying in her eyes. I realised then and have known ever since that there was something new to me in those eyes, … Continue reading

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Corsindolorn

Corsindolorn (heart/painless ~ latin) ~ perceiving nature whilst free of worry/heartache, since all appears well. My #inventaword for today. — Ginny (@ginbat) August 3, 2017   To feel corsindolorn is a kind of relief. When one carries the burden of … Continue reading

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Cavignus ~ A midsummer gift.

  My word for this midsummer’s day, when our star is strong in the Northern Hemisphere. Sunshine penetrates the deepest hollows in trees, earth, rivers and rockpools. And with the moving shadows of leaves, birds and fish, the light dances … Continue reading

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Avumbra

Avumbra ~ brief shadow cast upon oneself by a bird flying in the path of the sun. (Latin bird/shadow). My #inventaword for the day. — Ginny (@ginbat) June 18, 2017 ~~~~~~~~~~  

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Sanguimund

Ginny Battson © 2012 Seeing nature as community, affecting the viscera: sanguimund (blood/Earth ~ latin). Adjective. My #inventaword for today. — Ginny (@ginbat) June 11, 2017 (adjective) Examples ~ As I walk through the sanguimund woodland… I am open to … Continue reading

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Devotion, life.

Ginny Battson  2017 Today, I observed the most intimate union between flower and fly, what we might call the process of cross-pollination, though the words ‘process’ and ‘pollination’ are remarkably poor in communicating the magnificence of what I saw. Here … Continue reading

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Words and Phrases to avoid moral accountability in human/non-human relationships ~ contributions via Twitter, with thanks.

Language is power. Observe meanings and misrepresentations. Please feel free to contribute. via @FindNatureNow “There’s a deceptive style of ‘code talk’ that’s become pervasive in US government re: treatment of wildlife. It’s the psychology of attempting to increase a false … Continue reading

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To Earth, my daughter.

Paintings of wild animals and hand markings left by adults and children on Sulawesi cave walls, Indonesia, at least 35,000 years old, some of the oldest artworks known. Photo: Maxime Aubert, Griffith University 2014 – do click on the image for … Continue reading

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Great Pond Mountain

Sound of the Whip-Poor-Will via The Macaulay Library My baby lay on a rainbow rug on a granite summit, the cells of her new born skin shimmering in the Maine sun. Big Fall skies stretched bands of cloud to streamers, whilst … Continue reading

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