November 2020
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“Pandemic Perspectives”
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Juniper Lockdown - Fiona, from Currie, who now lives in Eriboll, Sutherland, spent lockdown with her mother in Juniper Green.
A Reflection on Ageing - Russell starts off the responses with a reflection on ageing, and virtual art & nature
The Pylon Field - Liz tours the boundaries, history and botany of a local field
Second Den - Chris leads us through his lockdown garden to a surprise discovery
Balerno Shelterbelts - Gavin maps his lockdown exercise and tells the story of a walk in his own artwork
The Good, The Bad and The Yucky - Norma-Ann rediscovers the slow lanes
Challenges of Lockdown - Helen reflects on some of the challenges of lockdown time and place
Shelterbelts - In April and May, Helen left the hills for the security of Balerno’s gridded woodland
Lockdown on Lanark Road - Rob notes some welcome strangenesses, from a different volume of alarm call to ‘zigzag attempts to avoid close contact’
The Sainsbury’s Otter - Liz’s scenic-route return from shopping leads to a magical sighting on the Water of Leith
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Lockdown Morning: Stunning observations on the internal and the external moods of lockdown from Dorothy - ‘let the countryside go for a walk in you’
Dandelions: Dorothy’s angle on pandemic time and space
Headwaters and Headspace: Helen eases out of lockdown via an imaginary island at midsummer in her final Thread Leader installment
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Not Redundant: Catriona, a furloughed art therapist, finds her own therapy in walking and drawing the pentlands
Cat and Nancy: Playing in the Water of Leith, as typed up by grandpa.
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Covid Chronicles from Juniper Green: Jan’s view of lockdown
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The Return: Liz P’s Dell encounter
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Afterword: Helen sums up the Pandemic Perspectives thread
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Post Script: A Pandemic perspectives Sampler
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