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Swans on the Green 2

swans2

These three swans have taken up residence where Leet Water runs into River Tweed. They feed on the grass in this corner of the green much of the day, but when I go too near they quite slowly waddle off towards the water, with their large delicate wings outspread. Swans make so many different shapes with their bodies, it fascinates me to look at them.

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Swans on the Green 1

swans1

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Looking Through Thorns to the Pool

The Pool

I have taken pictures of this pool when the sun is setting, and during the autumn when bright leaves shine on its surface above the cloudy water.  This is an unofficial pool where water drains off the banks. Looking through the thorn hedge at the pool, as I go on my way down to the Tweed, the water shines blue-indigo, and the rusted barbed wire adds another layers of thorns.

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Tree Bud in the Little Wood

Bud

Always liked those photographs were there is focus in the foreground and then this softening background – think that it goes with my liking of layers in paintings.  I can get this effect with the new camera, if I remember which buttons to press. Anyway, on a sunlit afternoon I walk through the little wood in the Hirsel, between the golf  course and the road, and see spring beginning.

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