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Rowing Boat

Rowing Boat

A misty day, getting hot later, then the mist drawing in again, blueing the horizons, making the water sheen grey.  This boat is moored by the bridge that separates Scotland from England. Will we still be part of the same Kingdom come Thursday?


September 12, 2014 - Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , ,


  1. Wonderful photo! ; well composed


    Comment by harrienijland | September 12, 2014 | Reply

    • Thank you Harrie – I am pleased that you like the composition (and a compliment, as I like your photographs very much), which is unusual for me, just caught as I was walking over the Bridge, looking towards the sun. I have been haunting that part of the landscape over the last week, as Coldstream Bridge is the border between Scotland and England, and maybe by Friday we will know that we are now living in a totally foreign country. Genetically I am Scottish far more than anything else, and I have always felt at ease with this, but I am not a separatist at all. The virulence of the nationalist “Yes”contingent has been horrifying…..


      Comment by Cara Lockhart Smith | September 13, 2014 | Reply

      • Whether it’s going to be Yes, or No; the same sun will shine over the same fields, on Friday. 😉


        Comment by harrienijland | September 14, 2014

      • Yes, that’s true, and I won’t forget that. But I shall feel sad if we break up, and I will feel like a foreigner in Scotland, even though I have always felt myself to be Scottish by inheritance, though not by birth. And the nationalist campaign has been horribly aggressive, which is deeply depressing.


        Comment by Cara Lockhart Smith | September 15, 2014

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