an ordinary Degree

I gained two ordinary degrees before becoming a specialist. Sian, my wife, has been a General Practitioner in all the time that we have been together. I am now retired … Continue reading an ordinary Degree

incredible shapes

A passage from The Quarry Wood by Nan Shepherd

Omphalos films

My short films can be found here [the  above quote “Shapes, sounds, the energies and acuteness of life,” is from The Quarry Wood by Nan Shepherd]

There was no time

This is  from The Quarry Wood by Nan Shepherd

She understood

[the full context of this quote can be found in The Quarry Wood]  

I like this place

The words are from The Quarry Wood by Nan Shepherd

annotation by Peter

This was how I annotated a page in my copy of The Quarry Wood by Nan Shepherd.

Arory-bory-Alice

In Chapter Three of The Quarry Wood by Nan Shepherd you will find a delightful family conversation about the northern lights, the aurora borealis: Footnote: The above painting is of … Continue reading Arory-bory-Alice

‘two small boys lay on their stomachs beside the puddle’

From boyhood I have loved gates. It is fair to say that they fascinate me. The humbler the gate – or gateway – the better!

Warriston Gates

CANMORE: Warriston House, 1st OS map: Warriston House, as it was: Apart from the gate, that is now in Drummond Gardens, this sundial is all that survives of Warriston House:

‘Two inner gates’

16 April 1809, Marieville, Stirling: ‘Got the two inner gates at the back of the house put up. They were made out of part of the Lime trees that grew … Continue reading ‘Two inner gates’

MARIEVILLE

It is likely that you will have never heard of: I had not heard of it either. It once stood tall on Upper Bridge Street, Stirling, and was one of … Continue reading MARIEVILLE