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Windy Sky

Wind in Trees

The winds that hit North Wales at 108mph and knocked over walkers in Manchester streets, hit the Borders yesterday, somewhat reduced in ferocity, but still strong enough to prevent me being able to walk by the river on open ground.  I took off my possum hat and put it in my pocket, because it came from New Zealand and I am fond of it and didn’t want it blowing into the Tweed.  Instead of walking my usual path, I turned back. Warily watching the trees and listening for creaking, I took a short route home.  Little birds were being blown hither and thither, and even blackbirds were being blown sideways by the wind.  Little bursts of leaves whirled up from the ground like larks do Victorian novels and still do on Alderney,  but then fell back. At the same time the landscape remained calm, though clouds were being blown fast against the blue.  The word “scudding” came to mind.

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February 14, 2014 - Posted by | Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , , ,

10 Comments »

  1. Cara sorry I was away for a while on the repair job missed your beautiful work. Hope you are safe and sound and water free. Have a good weekend 🙂

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    Comment by doronart | February 14, 2014 | Reply

    • Hi, Doron. Missed your paintings whilst you were off-line. Have been away myself, down in Huddersfield, saw many flooded fields on the way down, but nothing worse. We have been very lucky up here in the Scottish Borders, the ground is sodden and sometimes the winds have been very blustery, but the weather has caused this area no problems this winter……so far…..

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      Comment by Cara Lockhart Smith | February 22, 2014 | Reply

      • Cara great to know you are OK sorry I am struggling at the moment so only do quick and short visits look after yourself and your family xxx

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        Comment by doronart | February 27, 2014

      • Doron, you are in my thoughts, I am so sorry you are struggling, hope that this too shall pass and you will be back able to produce some more of your lovely paintings and warm-hearted, generous posts. All good wishes. XXX

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        Comment by Cara Lockhart Smith | March 1, 2014

      • Cara thank you for your great thoughts I appreciate and hope we get there look after yourself and your family and take those beautiful pictures you always do xxx

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        Comment by doronart | March 6, 2014

  2. Love the winter light….pale blue skies and pale yellow grass

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    Comment by greenmackenzie | February 14, 2014 | Reply

    • Thanks, Seonaid. Yes, I love the winter skies, with clouds moving across so fast, and the sun coming and going, and sometimes the amazing sunsets.

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      Comment by Cara Lockhart Smith | February 22, 2014 | Reply

  3. Lovely! The last photo in particular is delightful.

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    Comment by Son of Sharecroppers | February 17, 2014 | Reply

    • I was lucky to get any photographs, I was in danger of being blown over. All has calmed down now, but I’ve not been out for a few days with the camera, looking forward to a more leisurely walk with nice early Spring light, and maybe a few daffodils….

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      Comment by Cara Lockhart Smith | February 22, 2014 | Reply

    • Thanks so much, glad you liked it…

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      Comment by Cara Lockhart Smith | February 22, 2014 | Reply


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