Peeling back layers of time: excerpts from ‘The Miller’s Cottage’

He said: “you get your eye in after a bit”

trace wall lines, the culvert of Trub brook, kick up leaf litter

roots, leaves and mycelium disrupts, unseen spores are dust motes on equipment 

picked clean: the bones of the mill, the bones of the fence

rainbows on the millpond, oil painting wrinkles on the water’s surface

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With thanks to Bob Huddart of the Middleton Archaeological Society for showing me this gift of a site, hidden just from view on the grounds of Hopwood Hall College, Middleton. And thanks to Sonia and Cliff for their patience and willingness to share their experience and knowledge. A prose piece will accompany this in my PhD thesis.  My knees are no longer dirty.

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