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The Darwin bicentennial oak, 12 years on

Twelve years ago today, I planted the Darwin Bicentennial Oak in my garden. I am pleased to report that it is still doing well.

I have now spent twelve years gathering material for the longest time-lapse movie ever. Or should that be shortest?



The Darwin bicentennial oak, 11 years on

The Darwin Bicentennial Oak
12-Feb-2009

The Darwin Bicentennial Oak
24-May-2009

The Darwin Bicentennial Oak, 2 years on
12th-Feb-2011

12-Feb-2013
12-Feb-2013

The Darwin bicentennial oak, 6 years on
12-Feb-2015

The Darwin bicentennial oak, 7 years on
12-Feb-2016

The Darwin bicentennial oak, 8 years on
12-Feb-2017

The Darwin bicentennial oak, 9 years on
12-Feb-2018

12-Feb-2019
12-Feb-2019

12-Feb-2020
12-Feb-2020

Eleven years ago today, I planted the Darwin Bicentennial Oak in my garden. I am pleased to report that it is still doing well.

I have now spent eleven years gathering material for the longest time-lapse movie ever. Or should that be shortest?


An embarrassment of Richards

Running a Charles Darwin fansite, I’ve received plenty of very odd emails over the years. But none quite so odd as the recent request from ceramicist Jo Pearl for me to pose for a series of tiny sculptures inspired by Charles Darwin’s book The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals. How could I possibly say no to that?

Six Selfies
Yours Truly expressing a gamut of emotions for A to B.
‘Emotional Field 2’ by Jo Pearl
Emotional Field 2 by Jo Pearl