Author Archives: karenrann

The Great Lines Project/Blog

Since November 2013 I have been chasing the history of a line. Contour lines on maps were first invented 400 years ago, or perhaps only 250; depending on whether isobaths (the submarine version) count. If you stay above ground then … Continue reading

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Traces of Place

In the way one might prepare a garden for winter, I’ve begun tying loose ends; checking maintenance plans and photo updates from the ranger service, still following up ideas regarding how we might publish the story, updating my website with … Continue reading

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Gaming

Pre-occupied with other projects, today was the first time in a while ‘my glade’ sprung to mind, perhaps because during an early walk I saw a scattering of cones on my path as if the woods were playing a haphazard … Continue reading

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Invitation to Play

I have so many images from the launch now, yet when I think about publishing some I feel overwhelmed: which? How many? Because the reality is I would prefer to meet you there! We could explore and play in the … Continue reading

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State of Play

The rhodi’s are growing, the terminal buds opening into leaves – not the flowers I had anticipated. The pink tip opens to momentarily form a crown of ‘petals’ around the pale soft baby leaves within. I cut some. The phrase … Continue reading

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arranensis is here

The first Sorbus arranensis leaf I saw was a wet brown thing lifted from the mulch under the tree by the Ranger Centre. In my haste – amid preparing for the launch – I nearly missed re-visiting that tree now … Continue reading

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The Story

The story is written, it’s incredible! And it’s unfair to give anything more than a flavour here: “The Rowan tree, Sorbus aucuparia, the mountain ash, the traveller’s tree; a laughing pioneer, it grows where other trees dare not go – … Continue reading

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