My fascination with Yew trees has neither a beginning nor an end.
This is the Yew hedge at Rockingham castle, Northants, as photographed in the 1930s. It looks wonderfully like a circus procession of elephants. [In future posts I am going to … Continue reading Reminiscent of a circus procession of elephants
I visited Inchbrakie, near Crieff on the 17th December 2018. It was a damp and dreich day in a remote part of my country but I somehow felt history all … Continue reading Inchbrakie
The Inchbrakie yew, visited by me on the 17th December 2018. This was the last refuge of the Marquis of Montrose. Yet naebody seems to remember? I worry about disembodied … Continue reading Headless
My recent wanderings at Inchbrakie returned me to Newton of Condie. For me, now in late 2018, this was a timely re-acquaintance. Laurence Oliphant of Condie [as described in 1831]: … Continue reading Doctor, why are you striding about there?
I recently visited what survives of Inchbrakie, near Crieff. This was the centuries auld hame of the Graeme family until the ‘modern’ mansion house was sold in 1882 – only … Continue reading ‘Lady Green Sleeves’
Mavisbank: Hatton House: Gladney House: Temple of Decision: Gartincaber: Rossie Castle: Auchtavan, Glen Fearder: Barnbarroch House: Meigle steading: Jerah: Straid, Comrie: Bishopfauld, Comrie: Edmonstone Estate, Edinburgh: Amisfield Estate: Kennetpans: The … Continue reading Ruins: by a ‘modern ruin’