Asphalt, tarmacadam, or other black material used for surfacing roads.
The condensed moisture of the atmosphere falling visibly in separate drops.
Blacktop Rain is a blog about urban nature, nature writing and the writing life.
I grew up in Manchester. As a kid, I spent as much time as possible outside, riding my bike, climbing trees and kicking a ball around at the park. I collected leaves and flowers and stuck them in my nature journal and I even had a pet snail for an afternoon. At the weekend, my family would drive out to the peak district to go hiking, rock climbing and picnicking.
When I wasn’t outside, I was reading or writing.
In 2010, I discovered nature writing and I haven’t looked back since. I had the amazing opportunity to spend 6 months living in Cornwall, doing an MA in Writing, Nature and Place at the University of Exeter Cornwall Campus.
After the MA, I spent a year living in Nottingham before making the leap across the North Sea and settling in Amsterdam. I still try to spend as much time as possible outdoors, exploring my new home and my fellow (furry and feathered) inhabitants.
If you like what you see here and you’d like to get in touch about writing work, or you just fancy a chat, email me: naomiellenracz [at] gmail [dot] com.