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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.

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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Alive

My whole body shook, I had no control over the waves of anxiety. By now, I could barely speak. Three months since finding my mother, I’d experienced little sleep. I’d experienced a few scorching, electrified dreams, and a torrent of … Continue reading

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The Wilderness

  Terra-UK is one of the most densely populated land areas in the world. The concept of wilderness seems overly ambitious here upon our heavily burdened soils. We are sold as such a well-groomed and culturally domesticated species, at least … Continue reading

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Planet Valens

Oh, the vicissitude of this day as a celebration of love! From its early roots in paganistic fertility, to the pious diktats of the early Roman Catholic Church and, now, the tacky displays of chocolates and roses in every supermarket, … Continue reading

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