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
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
From boyhood I have loved gates. It is fair to say that they fascinate me. The humbler the gate – or gateway – the better!
The pathway leading up to the Glentulchan Gardener’s House reminds me of one of the paths leading up to Little Sparta. It would seem that Dovecot from Glentulchan was converted, … Continue reading A Doocot became a hoose
The Mercer family was said to be “aye aulder than auld Perth”. In return for giving the North and South Inches to the people of Perth, the Mercer family were … Continue reading ‘Are aulder than auld Perth’