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!

‘a loving observer’

Aunt Josephine from The Quarry Wood.

Aunt Josephine Leggatt

The first chapter of The Quarry Wood is about Aunt Josephine Leggatt who had a “tender concern for her seedlings”. Martha could read her aunt’s eye.

“Where Martha played”

At the foot of page two, leading on to page three of The Quarry Wood,  we are taken to a great cairn of stones ‘where Martha played’: The  above painting … Continue reading “Where Martha played”