the scandal of the century [and other writings]

I am currently reading these stories by Gabriel García Márquez: The Editor’s note to this book of stories begins: Gabriel García Márquez called journalism “the best job in the world” and he … Continue reading the scandal of the century [and other writings]

Full of Energy

Patrick Geddes, a long dead gardener, geographer and philosopher has been a guide for me in approaching the world. This film is for Patrick Geddes. Music credit: ‘Cosmic Love’ by … Continue reading Full of Energy

THERE’S MORE

A few images[observations] from the West End of Glasgow, Monday 14th September 2020:

HOME and AWAY

Yesterday I took Big Ted with me yesterday to Glasgow. I was not there for any reason other than to wander and observe. I was exploring the West end area … Continue reading HOME and AWAY

The Ormiston Yew

I visited the Ormiston Yew on Monday 7th September 2020:

Can you hear the bumblebees swarm?

Music credit: A cover of ‘Strawberry Blond’ by Austin Lawrence:

In the middle of the Yew

My fascination with Yew trees has neither a beginning nor an end.  

broken

This is an artistic film by a ‘modern ruin’. The film carries some of my recent adventure in and around Lothian. I found Dryden bridge broken (the house was long … Continue reading broken

Would you Adam and Eve it?

I was recently traveling through the charming village of Stenton in East Lothian and came across Adam and Eve!

A most ancient place

I have recently come across this account of the ancient history of Drumdruills, which in my grandfather’s time was a fruit orchard. The etymology of Drumdruills is still being revealed, … Continue reading A most ancient place

Queen Mary’s Thorn Tree

Queen Mary’s Thorn Tree is one of five trees contending for Scottish Tree of 2020: We visited this ancient tree on Tuesday 2nd Sepotember 2020: