Tag Archives: Arran Ranger Service

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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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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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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A Gardener’s Promise

The Gardeners promised to make a planter and find a specimen tree that would ‘advertise’ the artwork at Reception. They are busy people – my expectations weren’t high – but I was taken aback by the loveliness of their choices.The … Continue reading

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New Leaf

Along with strips of bark, seed heads and numerous photos, I’d returned from Arran last year with a bag of huge Rhododendron magnificum leaves.  Letting my hands do the thinking, I’d slice into one, feathering or ‘serrating’ the edges. As … Continue reading

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Desire Lines

With note-books bulging, ideas badly in need of an edit and the ‘nub’ of the artwork still not found, I went walking with a Ranger. As we talked, walked and ultimately climbed, instead of materials and ideas percolating out, I … Continue reading

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Recipes for Dyeing

Rangers, Gardeners and Estate Workers, have all been intrigued by

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