There’s exciting stuff happening in Stirling. First is an exhibition of photographs by my friend June Waley – beautiful details of landscapes and natural forms, sometimes standing alone, sometimes put together to create composite pictures – stunningly beautiful. Then on July 16th Towards Transition Stirling have organised the Spokes and Spades tour of interesting gardens… Read More »
I was reminded of Carry Akroyd’s work yesterday by a prompt from the Scottish Poetry Library about this event at the Edinburgh Royal Botanical Gardens.Carry Akroyd is an artist and printmaker, who is inspired by nature and landscape, and especially by the work of the poet John Clare (one of my favourite Romantic writers).
This weeks’ artists are a Corsican group we heard in Aix last summer. Have a listen. the sound is rich, multi-layered, a little bit wild. You’ve never heard anything like it.Cantu Nustrale
I struggled with this book to be honest. I kept wanting to disagree with some of the statements in it, such as that you can’t imagine a drawer without something in it. Believe me, since the day I read it, I have been doing that very thing on a regular basis. So much of what… Read More »
I was supposed to be weeding the roses this morning, but somehow I kept finding more interesting things to do. Like staking the pumpkin so I could make the most of this flower: or sowing some crocus seeds I found under the rowan tree, noticing how the furry leaves of this mullein trap the dew,… Read More »