wilder and more memorable

Opening voice: Alastair McIntosh [BBC Radio Scotland ‘Thought for the day’, 15 August 2018 Closing voice: Professor Philip Davis, Director Centre for Research into Reading, Literature and Society, University of … Continue reading wilder and more memorable

Something of the sky

This film is for Sian. Thanks to Mike Mckenzie for writing such a beautiful song from his home.

Teddy bears: from their window

sightlines

Scattered occasions from a day in our garden. *In our garden I have been reading Sightlines by Kathleen Jamie

Kindness

A selection of neighbourhood and newspaper images from yesterday and the day before:

Blossom

We live beside a 150 year old fountain that no longer flows and a play-park currently without children. A few pictures from this morning: the best blossom is to be … Continue reading Blossom

Sandy Islet

On Monday I took a walk along the Allan Water towards Stirling and it’s castle. Leaving Mossgrove, I passed the play-park where children are currently no longer free to play … Continue reading Sandy Islet

Where is now?

Our once new but now auld greenhouse was named after Ian Hamilton Finlay’s garden. In the recent gales several glass panes have been blown out and our greenhouse is now … Continue reading Where is now?

‘Why . . . I garden’

In the current BMJ, Peter Brennan explains ‘why . . . I garden’.

Long ago, Dr Anton Chekhov wrote in his diary