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
My fascination with Yew trees has neither a beginning nor an end.
I was recently traveling through the charming village of Stenton in East Lothian and came across Adam and Eve!
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
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
A passage from The Quarry Wood by Nan Shepherd
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]
This is from The Quarry Wood by Nan Shepherd
[the full context of this quote can be found in The Quarry Wood]
The words are from The Quarry Wood by Nan Shepherd
This was how I annotated a page in my copy of The Quarry Wood by Nan Shepherd.
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