Friday, August 28, 2015

Tree of Imagination

The tree which moves some to tears of joy
is in the eyes of others only a green thing
that stands in the way. 

Some see nature all ridicule and deformity...
and some scarce see nature at all.
But to the eyes of the man of imagination,
nature is imagination itself.
William Blake
 



Sunday, August 23, 2015

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Food for the Eyes

Where next year's potatoes will grow.

On the Road

Oh, a treendow.
Or rather a trindow.
Anyway, nice view.


Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Huida de la Vida

Not only because
Miss J. once contributed:
a gem in my shelves.
Federico GarcĂ­a Lorca (5 June 1898 – 19 August 1936)

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Some more Tomatoes

Datterini
and four different sorts more

we let grow at five places.

Sicilian Lady

Growing in Seanhenge.
Marinda from Sicily.
Last year I took seeds.

On the Road

Mary is long dead.
Her castle's still a landmark.
Batteries refilled.


Saturday, August 15, 2015

Science + Literature = i

"In the world there are various categories of scientists:
there are people of a secondary or tertiary standing;
there are also those of high standing
who make discoveries of great importance to science;
then there are geniuses like Galileo and Newton.
Well, Ettore was one of them."
Enrico Fermi
 
Ettore Majorana

Leonardo Sciascia

Curious Dig

Their name: Annabelle. :).
Bit bigger in September.
The first potatoes.


A Walden of mine

What chaos you think?
A pleasure for all senses!
A Walden of mine.

Plumsapples

Or:
Damsapple Tree?

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Martin:

a small bird with long wings and a short tail , , ,

that flies very fast.

On the Road

Eyecatcher.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Delight. Bilingual

Fisch Spinat & Spieg
Rostbratw. & Sauerk
Einbeck Hannover



Sunday, August 09, 2015

Steamer from Cardiff to Tenby



In the 1960's writer and broadcaster Gwyn Thomas made a series of programmes for TWW in which he visited different parts of Wales. In this programme, Gwyn joins a group a day trippers on a Steamer from Cardiff to Tenby. Today, his unique, warm and darkly humorous observations give us a fascinating insight into what life was like for people living in these Welsh communities half a century ago.

Although the original audio of this particular broadcast has not survived, the script that Gwyn Thomas wrote for the programme has. His timeless words are read here by the superb actor Glyn Houston.

Please note that the copyright of this video belongs to ITV Cymru Wales / National Library of Wales. They have very kindly given permission for it to be showed here. Please show them your appreciation and visit their YouTube channel to see more fantastic archive recordings from Wales: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCT2N...

Saturday, August 08, 2015

The Keep by Gwyn Thomas

Gwyn Thomas' play "The Keep" has been described as "probably the greatest play to come out of Wales since Under Milk Wood" and was rightly hailed as a triumphant success when it premiered in London's Royal Court Theatre in 1961. 








Friday, August 07, 2015

Glyn Houston as Gwyn Thomas

In the 1980's, the Welsh actor Glyn Houston performed a hilarious one man show about the writer and broadcaster Gwyn Thomas. Using Gwyn's own words, Glyn Houston delivers a masterful performance that is still remembered with great affection by those fortunate enough to see it. This is a true Welsh masterpeice of comedy theatre, and a treat not to be missed.










Thursday, August 06, 2015

Laughing Lhursday*

In 1975 Gwyn Thomas appeared on the Kane at Christmas programme. As these few brief excerpts show, it was a hilarious performance that is still fondly remembered by many to this day. Listen again to the great talker as he explains the dangers of Rugby, the funeral of Cliff Davies, the legend of the buried city of Kenfig, stolen false teeth,the problem with singing and the perils of adultery.





* [For first time visitors]:
Typo in the title?
Nah.
It's just that I would not let a tiny T spoil an avantgardistic alliteration.

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Gwyn Thomas interviewed

The great Wesh writer, talker and broadcaster Gwyn Thomas appeared on the Michael Parkinson show in the early 1970's. In the first part of the intervew he explains why he has his own signal at Paddington station, how he broke his toe defending pacifism, and the impact of the Welsh religious revival on the productivity of pit ponies underground.



In Part Two of the interview, Michael Parkinson asks Gwyn Thomas about the time he spent at Oxford University, growing up in the Rhondda and his experiences of working on the Brains Trust. Gwyn explains how Welsh people have a theatrical nature, why he is always being mistaken for someone else and the unfortunate consequences of learning to smoke at a very early age



In the third part of his interview on the Parkinson show, Gwyn Thomas explains Dr Bronowski's greatest challenge, why he eventually gave up teaching and his unfortunate early experience of being miscast as an actor. Later, with actress Sarah Miles they discuss fox hunting, the secret of a happy marriage and the madness of Hollywood.

Sunday, August 02, 2015

The Truth of his Joy




In the 1960's writer and broadcaster Gwyn Thomas made a series of programmes for TWW in which he visited different parts of Wales. In this programme, Gwyn visits Laugharne and pays tribute to the literary genius Dylan Thomas, a man who Gwyn had known well.

Although the original audio of this particular broadcast has not survived , the script that Gwyn Thomas wrote for the programme has. His timeless words are read here by the superb actor Glyn Houston.

Please note that the copyright of this video belongs to ITV Cymru Wales / National Library of Wales. They have very kindly given permission for it to be shown here. Please show them your appreciation and visit their YouTube channel to see more fantastic archive recordings from Wales.