The Forgotten English Vision in the Garden – inspiration from Medieval Mary

  Photograph copyright G.Plumb, Virgin and Child in a Hortus Conclusus, Eaton Bishop A young girl in a garden, surrounded by high walls. A strange idea came upon me last year to track down images of the Virgin Mary as depicted in stained glass. This forgotten English vision of Our Lady in a ‘hortus conclusus’, […]

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Dolphin

Wheee!¬†Here I am!Squealings, smiling,I happy am! They arrive.Powerful, curving, archingPeerless¬†predators flanking our boat. Back on my tail, come with me, come with us,we had some fish. Wheee!Curving through the water, swish,Come with meee. Let’s have fun!Hello, you, I love you, kiss!Bubbles, wash, swish,It’s easy! Hey! Hoooo! Rakatakataka! Preeep! Work hard, play hard, play and work at the same […]

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From Madeira, with love…

 Phew! Life has been fun, but crazy of late. Just back from a fantastic trip to the gorgeous isle of Madeira, where I was researching for a story for a certain magazine, photographing landscapes for the tourist office and swimming with these little guys! Well, big guys. They weigh about 180 pounds. And they are […]

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A Cambodian Runaway Nymph Bride

A very strange thing happened to me while I was in Cambodia. I was exploring the grandiose, ancient¬†temples of Angkor Wat when I met an apsara, a nymph. As I was looking at an exquisite stone statue, it came to life before my very eyes. She sat up on her pillar, blinking in the sunlight. […]

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