Blues Weather – AlfresCode

Blues Weather – AlfresCode

Language shapes reality, and Earth shapes language. To expand that vocabulary, here’s an environmental neologism, a code used alfresco – an Alfrescode – to give voice to a particular phenomenon. 

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No Better Weather Than Now

No Better Weather Than Now

Like a conspiratorial merchant, blue can elide detail and flatten context within the pleasure it provides. Azure sky can be lustrous and turquoise water can be inviting – almost as if adjectives were more important than verbs. So much effort is expended understanding what the sky means, may mean, and has meant, that we forget our human capacity to survive the depravity of slightly less-warm mornings and hair-adjusting breezes.

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Situating Wild Iris

Situating Wild Iris

Violet can’t trace a return into greenery.

Corners edge into iris – wild iris – blossoming our Spring. And one becomes many…possibly. Optimism befits a thing that aspires to more, never-will-be-seen things. For handcuffed to a hill, accented into place, this – and these – wild iris cannot, to me, describe the land.

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Be Careful What You Ask For, You Just Might Get It

Be Careful What You Ask For, You Just Might Get It

Weather in Unpredictable Times

From drought to flooding, California’s current water identity is the involuted proof of a now-significant unpredictability: models (meteorological, biological, oceanographic) made meaningless by global warming. Continue reading “Be Careful What You Ask For, You Just Might Get It”

Wet Sweat Regret – AlfresCode

Wet Sweat Regret – AlfresCode

If language shapes reality, then it’s the experience of Earth that shapes language. To expand that vocabulary, here’s an environmental neologism – ecologism – to give voice to a particular phenomenon. 

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