Standing ovation

This short film is based on ‘Thought for the day’ by Duncan McLaren, BBC Radio Scotland, 19 November 2019. The trees featured include those on the Altyre Estate (near Forres), … Continue reading Standing ovation

Ancient roots

The above photograph is of the doorway to St Edward’s Church, Stow on Wold. The entrance is flanked by two ancient yew trees. I have followed the “stories” of a … Continue reading Ancient roots

Reminiscent of a circus procession of elephants

This is the Yew hedge at Rockingham castle, Northants, as photographed in the 1930s. It looks wonderfully like a circus procession of elephants. [In future posts I am going to … Continue reading Reminiscent of a circus procession of elephants

A child. An incredibly ancient child.

I recently read the novel ‘How to stop time’ by Matt Haig and in a brief passage of this he talked about an ancient tree that had outlived any sentient … Continue reading A child. An incredibly ancient child.

‘The sky is making a new proposition to the earth’

This was a kind of experimental film where I combined an old audio track (narrator and choir) with some of John Berger’s words from “Here is where we meet”. I … Continue reading ‘The sky is making a new proposition to the earth’

To root in these very specific places

T S Eliot rooted poems about ideas in very specific places. He was very interested in yew trees: The following film is on the Fortingall Yew. Time passes. Listen.