Abdulraman Guide #7 - Nizwa Historical Tour - Sultantate of Oman October 2013
I t was a lone tree burning on the desert. A herladic tree that the passing storm had left afire. The solitary pilgrim drawn up before it had traveled far to be here and he knelt in the hot sand and held his numbed hands out while all...Show More Summary
Today, I saw my first White-Throated Sparrow, a sure sign of winter approaching. The forecast for tomorrow night is for a hard freeze so the bird seems to know what he is doing. I read that one comes first as a scout for the others so...Show More Summary
Marsh Wren By: Pat Coate Picked up marsh wrens earlier this year down in Delaware. These are wetland birds that are partial to cattails and whose diet consists largely of insects. They vigorously defend their territory and will try to destroy the nests, eggs and nestlings of neighboring birds. This behavior is thought to reduce […]
Floating Village - Tonle Sap Lake Cambodia October 2013
The Osage say that the moon is a woman and that she makes her appearance twelve times a year. With this periodicity and the tremendous effects she has upon the earth and its children, it is natural that she should be a woman. When she...Show More Summary
WOMEX, the world music expo, takes place in Cardiff this week. It's the first time the prestigious event has been held in Wales but if you're unfamiliar with it, WOMEX is one of the industry's biggest events in the promotion of world music, which includes Welsh music ranging from traditional and folk...
And the suddenly, the forest opened out. Far ahead, rising like strange, lovely giant blossoms from among their own foliage, there appeared above the vague green tree-tops of the jungle that stretched away into the distance, a groupShow More Summary
A photographic portrait is a picture of someone who knows they're being photographed, and what he does with this knowledge is as much a part of the photograph as what he's wearing or how he looks. - Richard Avedon A photographic portrait...Show More Summary
This year marked 100 years since the birth of the acclaimed Welsh poet RS Thomas, while 2014 will see hundreds of events taking place worldwide to celebrate the centenary of Dylan Thomas' birth.
Autumn scenery along the Owens River on the eastern side of the Sierra Nevadas is spectacular. Beginning just north of the town of Bishop and heading south, dirt roads allow access to many parts of the river and the many canals and creeks...Show More Summary
Back in 2007 I was asked to produce and direct a documentary following Ray Gravell and his recovery from a leg amputation. We hit it off from the word go - it was hard not to with such a character.
“The Skin Horse had lived longer in the nursery than any of the others. He was so old that his brown coat was bald in patches and showed the seams underneath, and most of the hairs in his tail had been pulled out to string bead necklaces. Show More Summary
The winners of this year's prestigious Iris Prize Festival have been announced and they include an accolade for a first-time filmmaker from Cardiff.
A view of San Francisco from the top of Lombard St. - the crookedest street in the world.
This morning I watched the sun struggle to rise through thick, foggy, jungle air. And as it made its way through the gray, torpid mass of morning - so too did the noises of the city: the clucking and scratching of chickens in the dirt;...Show More Summary
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Harry Llewellyn was inducted into the Welsh Sports Hall of Fame in 1990, a truly remarkable Welsh sporting hero.
My friend Sue’s family had a tradition – a breakfast at Allegany State Park. Rain, snow, or sunshine. She reinstated the tradition a few years back and I am lucky enough to be on the invitation list. This year, we stuffed ourselves on bacon, eggs, pancakes, several kinds of breads and pastries, watermelon, grapes, potatoes, […]
But it was so worth it!I love this dish from "Jerusalem" as featured in the NY Times a couple months ago. It "feels" very complicated to make, but really it's not. That feeling comes mostly from having to buy a bunch of strange spices...Show More Summary