More orford photos

Some more photographs of Orford and Orford Ness. When we were wandering through Orford Ness, looking at the splayed wires across the shingle evoked stretched nerves on a giant tortured body, an image that could be interpreted ecologically: many have described the earth as a living body to be cared for, or which is being harmed. Fragments of Jackie Kay’s poem ‘Body o’ Land’ (From her wonderful collection ‘Fiere’), kept appearing in my mind on the Ness: ‘Her eyes are the colour of Loch Ness…I saw her there, lying underwater for an aige…like a seal, like a selkie’.

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