Last Monday

The following poem is addressed to Robert Hepburn who died in Temple, 1798.  It is based on a  stone gateway that has out-survived the house that it long since introduced. … Continue reading Last Monday

In the middle of the Yew

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

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!

The Misses Morrison

On the last day of July 2020, I visited the now ruinous East Lodge of Aberlour House, near Charlestown of Aberlour. This was once home to the Morrison family. The … Continue reading The Misses Morrison

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.