Category Archives: Photographs

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I’m in the middle of writing a humorous book comparing thinking to mountain climbing. The title will be “Extreme Thinking”. Connections will be made between rock climbing, mountaineering, trekking, meditation and philosophy. It is good-natured and tongue-in-cheek, in the genre … Continue reading

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A Blind Man in the Land of Zen in Colour

Here are the original colour photographs that were published in black and white in my book A Blind Man in the Land of ZenI.                        

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A Wordsworthian Walk

 Today my heart has been lifted, and it cost me nothing. All I did was to go out into the autumn. Outside it was windy and sunny. It even got hot for a while. Days like this make all the … Continue reading

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Portraits and Selfies

Under my bed there is a box. It is full of black and white and sepia photographs. It is my family pictorial archive. I don’t look in it often, but, when I do, I turn them over in my hands … Continue reading

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Pride in Engineering; and Engineering Pride

Photographs taken at the National Railway Museum in York. Here are artefacts from the world of railways in Britain. Here are railway engines that bear famous names: Stephenson’s Rocket, The Flying Scotsman, Mallard, King George v, Evening Star. The first, … Continue reading

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The Woods in August

Spring is young and does, indeed, have a spring in its step. All eyes are on the future, even though we know, really, that future will come too soon. June and July are the excited muscularity of the young adult, … Continue reading

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The Sweetness of High Summer

I have written earlier, that this time of year is a time of stillness, a time of waiting for the great turning of the year. Few birds sing; little changes very much. Even if I didn’t have painful sciatica, this … Continue reading

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Eat Your Heart Out, David Bailey

“Don’t be silly. Blind people can’t take photographs.” This is the voice of the Evil One, who sits on my shoulder all the time. The left one, to be precise. Even if you’re in complete darkness, you can point a … Continue reading

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The Woods in July – Taking the Right Path

Another month, and this one starts with a heatwave. The mornings start cloudy and beautifully cool like fresh linen sheets, but by breakfast it is getting too hot to walk, though the shade of the trees is a blessing. So, … Continue reading

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New Photos

This picture of a line of black cattle was taken on Salisbury Plain last month. It also reveals, if you look carefully, a Great Bustard, which was extinct in Britain until very recently. These rather shabby beach huts were found … Continue reading

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