‘I am La Louve. I am Longmeadow.’

This post is for the wonderful Monty Don.  

Extinction Rebellion

As featured in yesterday’s Perthshire Courier. Recently I visited the Dundee V & A with family and put together a post called ‘Scottish Design‘: All pictures taken at V & … Continue reading Extinction Rebellion

Canto One

This is from life, I was there: exploring secrets hidden behind shapes, colours and scents – the smell of that philadelphus, god almighty! In Canto One I lived on, flew … Continue reading Canto One

A chance selection of iambic incidents.

This 10 minute film is a muse, based on our short stay in London to meet with Andrew, our son, and to go to Wimbledon. Above the Tate Modern it … Continue reading A chance selection of iambic incidents.

How is he, that gentle gardener?

   

Scottish Design

All pictures taken at V & A, Dundee, on the 4th July 2019 [with occasional graphic text added by me]

‘An energetic and brilliant (if quirky) polymath’

The following account of Dr Arthur Brock (1879-1947) is from this paper by David Cantor:

‘The Psychology of the Medical Profession’

I recently came across this letter published in the BMJ 81 years ago. As far as I know it has not been read again since the summer of 1938. Dr … Continue reading ‘The Psychology of the Medical Profession’

‘such an ivory-tower bunch’

But there is another way to learning, as Patrick Geddes has shown:                                     … Continue reading ‘such an ivory-tower bunch’

Hints

I would suggest that these hints matter today as much as any time in history:

To feel the wider life of Art

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