something already in the past

This wonderful photograph of a Chestnut tree in the South Downs featured in the Scotsman, 16 February 2021. I have superimposed onto this image the words of Kathleen Jamie from … Continue reading something already in the past

‘Watchy Gordon’

I have always been fascinated with our ability [evolved] to keep ‘track of time’.

‘The best collector of clocks’

Charles Octavius Swinnerton Morgan (1803 –1888), known as Octavius Morgan, was a British politician, historian and antiquary. He was a significant benefactor to the British Museum. Following the death his … Continue reading ‘The best collector of clocks’

Cimbrone

Cimbrone, July 1993 Just wed, Peter and Sian, together on the ‘infinite terrace’, could just see the ruins of Paestum. Wow! This, the view from the hill-top gardens of Cimbrone. … Continue reading Cimbrone