This short film is based on ‘Thought for the day’ by Duncan McLaren, BBC Radio Scotland, 19 November 2019. The trees featured include those on the Altyre Estate (near Forres), … Continue reading Standing ovation
A quote from ‘The Rings of Saturn’ by W G Sebald. This is for Mrs Picken.
Quotes about gates (one of my fascinations) from ‘The Rings of Saturn’ by W G Sebald
The circular Yew hedge in ‘The Rings of Saturn’ by W G Sebald
There is a haunting account of the Somerleyton Yew maze in ‘The Rings of Saturn’ by W G Sebald
The above photograph is of the doorway to St Edward’s Church, Stow on Wold. The entrance is flanked by two ancient yew trees. I have followed the “stories” of a … Continue reading Ancient roots
As reported in the Times, 27th June 2019:
It has been romantically recalled [in folklore] that Lord Darnley and Mary Queen of Scots were betrothed under an ancient yew tree in the grounds of Crookston Castle, Renfrewshire. This … Continue reading “When Harry met Mary under the Yew tree”
‘If we are on a path of initiation into the secrets of landscape, earthlore and healing, the yew tree can become a powerful heirophant.’ Jehanne Mehta
A pen and ink by Peter of the Chatsworth Yews.
1856, Ordinance Survey of Ayrshire: “A wide-spreading [Yew] tree, evidently of great [age] situated near the top of [Keirs] Glen. It is said that [the] Scotch hero Wallace concealed himself … Continue reading The Wallace Yew
This Yew tree still grows at Craigend. It is understood to be one of the largest Yews in Scotland.