Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Nature Cure

I was reminded of this excellent book by a tweet from @Landscapism

It described the use of the word palimpsest to describe a landscape. It's a phrase that I use when talking about landscapes, although it's usually qualified, in the same way as Richard Mabey does, by saying that the landscape rarely starts again - elements of the past remain stubbornly and reappear....
The rains of the last few months have shown up in many areas the routes of previous watercourses and drainage which farmers tried to suppress....

One to read over Christmas perhaps...

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