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'The Astronomical Patch' - Roby Milling

Postby robymilling » Tue May 16, 2017 1:29 pm

I made a music video combining one of my tracks with photos of dawn of the patch - the photos gradually assemble themselves

http://robymilling.blogspot.co.uk/2017/ ... ridge.html
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'The Astronomical Patch' - Roby Milling

Postby robymilling » Sun May 21, 2017 5:51 am

'The Astronomical Patch' https://goo.gl/d3JqGs
The universe - the sun, the, moon, the stars and the patch
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Birds do it, bees do it, even educated sawflies do it

Postby robymilling » Sat Sep 09, 2017 12:42 pm

http://robymilling.blogspot.co.uk/2017/09/birds-do-it-bees-do-it-even-educated.html

Birds do it, bees do it, even educated sawflies do it. Yes, sexual reproduction is popular, everywhere you look, living organisms are well and truly 'at it'.

An interesting 'counter factual' might be to consider how different the patch might be if there were no sexual reproduction - how would the world be with just aphid-style, asexual reproduction.....
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Fashioned, as if from the very stuff of underworld - Fungi!

Postby robymilling » Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:15 am

Everywhere on the patch there is an extruding and issuing. Toadstools are emerging from nooks, crannies and crevices. Agarics are bursting from the soil. Brackets are banding tree trunks. Crusts, smuts and mildews are coating branches and leaves. Tripe, jelly, ears and brains are erupting their bizzare shapes from rotting wood.

Fashioned, as if from the very stuff of underworld, from the soul of beneath.

Fungi are brilliant!...here's why...
https://goo.gl/vsf2WO
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Why do things look like other things? - Roby Milling

Postby robymilling » Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:22 am

Blog post - "Why do things look like other things?" - https://goo.gl/8z3192
Why do things in nature often look like other, completely unrelated, things in nature? The answer to this points to a regularity, order and unity in nature...and to patterns.

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Haiku of the patch - Roby Milling

Postby robymilling » Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:27 am

Blog: 'Haiku of the patch' https://goo.gl/e6gB75 ...writing a blog about a small 'patch' focuses the mind - like a haiku

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A humanscape - a blank slate - Roby Milling

Postby robymilling » Sun Nov 05, 2017 5:01 pm

http://robymilling.blogspot.co.uk/2017/ ... slate.html

I visited this long adandoned tennis court on my patch. You wouldn't think it was the most promising for wildlife - but on close inspection it's full of natural treasures!

I think this shows some interesting things

When humans abandon a place nature reclaims it.

We're living in the Anthropocene - an age when man has fundamentally altered the earth - often to the detriment of everything else - but even a man made habitat like this one can play host to a degree of biodiversity.

Simply put there is a lot of nature! - a lot of species, each adapted to its unique way of life. Whatever the specialised habitat there will be something (and often 100's, even 1000's of species) that can live there.

and also the more you look the more see.
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In praise of noticing

Postby robymilling » Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:24 am

For me no two walks are the same. One day I might be tangled up in thinking - the mind spinning around on a carousel of chatter. Thoughts about the future - plans, to do's, worries, or thoughts about the past - memories, regrets, mental traces of bygones. The very next day, I might be taking the very same route but with the fog of thinking having lifted.

https://robymilling.blogspot.co.uk/2017 ... icing.html

To call this mind stuff a 'fog' might seem odd after all we identify so closely with are thoughts - they seem to define who we are. But it gets in the way - our window on the world gets misted up.. While we are lost in thought we are not present. Freedom from the needy 'think me!' of thoughts grants us the gift of noticing.

Nature bekons us away from ourselves - with the call of a benign siren. Nature lays out a feast for senses - all we have to do is notice it.
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