This short artistic film is about a gardener, who I call ‘the gentle gardener’. This Victorian gardener carried the same name as me. He died in 1885 aged 57 years: … Continue reading from End to End
sixty years since they were buried in the graveyard sixty years since they were loved.
Dylan said listen to it pass – listen. Nabokov did not believe in it. Einstein talked about it relatively. Evidence may be bound but experience is not: Time passes time … Continue reading Canto Two
This post is for the wonderful Monty Don.
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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
Yesterday Andrew ran the Stirling half-marathon and ran his best time yet. We enjoyed cheering on all the runners. In-between starting and finishing times we wandered around auld Stirling stopping … Continue reading Stirling Marathon
Omphalos films seek to consider: the only physical connection of our lives. from our beginning we become.
This was filmed at Barbreck, Argyll. It is about the friendship between James Archibald Campbell and Patrick Geddes. This film is for Ian Collins, who like Patrick Geddes has shown … Continue reading To feel the wider life of Art
The National Portrait Gallery: I came across the bust of Alexander McCall Smith on the landing: disembodied. I left the portrait gallery troubled.
words from Hame graphic and poem by Peter. Magpie If only I could soar like an eagle to see the world as I cannot. I am a magpie in … Continue reading Pica, pica, pica
The Braefoot Angel for Dr John Flaxman