a new canto

This film is for my daughter Rachel. June 2019: We were based at Dryburgh – the home of the Earl of Buchan and the resting place of Walter Scott. Music … Continue reading a new canto

drawn from life

Michel Montaigne, 1533 –1592, was one of the most significant philosophers of the French Renaissance, known for popularizing the essay as a literary genre. I share in the lasting appreciation … Continue reading drawn from life

Reappearing on the horizon of a new canto

Yesterday we returned from a short break in the Scottish Borders. We were staying at Dryburgh once the home of the 11th Earl of Buchan – a wonderful eccentric who … Continue reading Reappearing on the horizon of a new canto

The Rebel Antiquary

I write and make films in my study or sanctum sanctorum. This is the comfy domain of ‘The Antiquary’. This film is inspired by others and by their wonder. It … Continue reading The Rebel Antiquary

He talks about the whole landscape

A few photographs taken at Edinburgh Botanic Gardens on Sunday 2nd September 2018 and a gathered posie of word-flowers of others.: