In the middle of the Yew

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

Aloysius

Aloysius gained iconic status as the teddy bear clutched by effete Oxford student Sebastian Flyte in the 1981 television adaptation of the Evelyn Waugh classic “Brideshead Revisited.” The original Aloysius … Continue reading Aloysius

To Sea in a Sieve

I came across this interesting story in the Scotland on Sunday, 9 August 2020 [the author of this book, Peter Bull, was a collector of teddy bears, one of his … Continue reading To Sea in a Sieve

The Fair Maid of Perth

The following is a companion film: Context to these films: To see what Scott saw So humble, so lacking in egotism Wallace Road West Dron Hill Farm

Wallace Road

What follows is some of the archive material that I found that relates to the WALLACE Road: the ancient high road through the Ochil hills:

‘So humble, so lacking in egotism’

I recently suggested to my friend Ian that I would like to find a gate that I had come across a photograph of in the Canmore archive. To me the … Continue reading ‘So humble, so lacking in egotism’

1998

‘The Rings of Saturn’ by W. G. Sebald was considered by critics to be “one of the most remarkable books of the year”

herring and silk: loss, light

I was very fortunate to have been commissioned by Alexander McCall Smith to make short films of two of the songs from ‘These are our Hands’. One of those films … Continue reading herring and silk: loss, light

apples on the sill of the window

A quote from ‘The Rings of Saturn’ by W G Sebald. This is for Mrs Picken.

Quite beyond my reach

Quotes about gates (one of my fascinations) from ‘The Rings of Saturn’ by W G Sebald

The circular Yew hedge

The circular Yew hedge in ‘The Rings of Saturn’ by W G Sebald

The Somerleyton Yew

There is a haunting account of the Somerleyton Yew maze in ‘The Rings of Saturn’ by W G Sebald