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An unsilent spring.

May 20, 2011


Rachel Carson’s ecological catastrophe has not come to pass in rural France. As the last month of spring approaches the songbirds continue to proclaim their ongoing presence. Man has certainly intruded on natures space in the Limousin, however, for now the two worlds are still in balance. In places nature is even reversing the trend. […]

Not an insignificant event.

May 6, 2011


This was not some insignificant event. With unusual French understatement you are introduced to ‘la meteorite’, by the museum in Rochechouart. The actual significance is captured by a child’s drawing of the event. The picture simply shows a dinosaur caught in the act of looking up, the moment before a giant, flaming, ball of rock […]