stories and illustration

Green Hill No More


A few weeks ago this landscape was green from foreground to background, but now, with fields of ripened wheat next to fields of  ripened barley, the colour of high summer has changed the landscape completely.  The helicopter was flying very low, probably checking the powerlines that run between the pylons that can be seen on the horizon. The hay is being cut, everywhere the edges of the pavements are strewn with hay from the lorries going past. The barley and wheat will be next. The summer has been like this almost all the time, hot, blue skies, for weeks; but at last we have some rain, and storms are forecast.

I have been working all week painting.  Next week I will be able to go out (storms permitting) and take some photographs, and get back to work on a picture book.  For the moment it is all hangings and mounts and lists and finishing details…..

August 1, 2014 - Posted by | Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , , ,


  1. Hi Cara, – What a huge difference!!!!

    Peaceful and Pleasant weekend.

    Babu, Suresh


    Comment by Babu Suresh | August 17, 2014 | Reply

    • Thanks, Babu. Good to hear from you. Yes, everything is gold-ochre now. We’ve had a hot summer, for The Borders anyway, but now the skies are more overcast, and the fields are being harvested everywhere. Autumn on its way. Thanks for your weekend wishes, I had a busy week but did have a peaceful and pleasant weekend.


      Comment by Cara Lockhart Smith | August 18, 2014 | Reply

      • Hi Cara,

        Glad to hear from you. 🙂

        Babu, Suresh


        Comment by Babu Suresh | August 18, 2014

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