Gardening is People

Some decades ago, my folks were planning their garden; a friend of the family who happened to be an old gardener recommended two things: a mahonia bush and a snake-bark maple. The latter is gone but the mahonia remains, decades on. Everywhere I consider home has had at least one mahonia – it’s a measure […]

A Day in Argyll (2): Inverawe

No trip to Argyll is complete without a drive around Inverawe. A beautiful place, with woodland left to nature to do its thing in the middle of the estate. This time, the trees were particularly gorgeous in the sunlight. Of course, what really matters is that Old Friend, the first and most characterful of the […]

A Day in Argyll (1): Landscapes

I spent Saturday travelling, mostly driving, to old stamping ground in Argyll. There were roadworks holding up proceedings at Cruachan visitor centre, so I stopped to take the obvious photo of the Pass of Brander from the carpark. The other favourite view is from the Connel Bridge looking toward Ben Cruachan; this time, the mountain […]

Strolling around town

A small collection of things seen in the course of one day strolling around Perth: the classic view of St Leonard’s church with its spire across the South Inch; sun setting on the Craigie golf course; a chestnut tree. Well, why not 🙂

Fields

Fields run deep in golden swards Hot summer winds blow through the corn Ripening corn/barley, Auchterarder.

Corpus Christi at the Cathedral

Yesterday was Corpus Christi, a joyous celebration of the institution of the Eucharist – a service I’ve only previously heard of. And so, in a spirit of investigation, I went to St Mary’s Cathedral, Glasgow.  There were lights all around the rood screen and candles; the Blessed Sacrament was processed around the aisles in glory; there […]