Fieldwork in the English/Scottish borders. Molly and I were out late this midsummer evening, walking and talking – at Bamburgh, court and capital of the Kingdom of Northumbria in the seventh and eighth centuries.

Below us, on the beach, (we found out via Gilbert (Cockton) on Facebook) Alex Braidford was capturing the strawberry moonrise – a once-in-seventy-years event [Link] – the next opportunity to see the full moon on midsummer’s eve is 2062.

Cosmic actuality – the arrangement of time beyond a mortal frame.

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