A-buzz about something

Yesterday, we went to see what was on offer at Leeds Light Night, where the city centre is lit up in more or less interesting ways. With a tired and cantankerous child in tow, we ended up in the University of Leeds School of Music drinking coffee and eating ice cream and would have got no further if I hadn’t insisted.

The light installation there was interesting enough but what fascinated me most had nothing to do with light and a lot to do with textiles. The university art gallery must have been taking advantage of evening footfall to keep its doors open!

Eventually, though, we found a light exhibit with which we could interact. It came with information about pollinators, those insects which both charm and feed us.

The light above the information panel above represents a flower. Elsewhere in the garden there were larger versions, which buzzed when a person walked under them. So we unexpectedly got to be bumblebees, though the flowers had no pollen or nectar.

About Helen

I have always been interesting in living a more environmentally friendly lifestyle and used to do what I could. Now, I have come to realise that we have reached such a point in terms of environmental degradation that it is more important - perhaps - to focus on building resilience. I therefore do as much as I can to reuse, grow my own and encourage a supportive community, for example. I also keep reading and learning all the time.
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2 Responses to A-buzz about something

  1. Your reward for insisting

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