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Sunset above River Tweed, Christmas Day

sunset

 

December 26, 2014 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Winter Copse

winter thicket

December 25, 2014 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

December yellows: gorse and sawdust

 

gorse

Out walking the Norham path on Christmas afternoon, hear shooting across the river, maybe someone taking a Christmas potshot at the crows. I see scarcely a bird (can’t blame them), scarcely any colour anywhere until I come across the gorse in bloom, and on the way back notice the colour of the sawdust streaming from the severed tree:

sawdust

December 25, 2014 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Approaching Rain

approaching rain

December 24, 2014 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , | 5 Comments

Winter Trees

winter trees

Whenever I see trees silhouetted like this, I remember the illustrations by Arthur Rackham to “Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens”. I am sure I must have read the story but I can’t remember a thing about it; however the illustrations have always remained in my mind.  My grandmother had a special edition, brown with gold lettering on the heavy cover, with the illustrations pasted in at the back, mounted against a dark background, with tissue paper over each one. Long since disappeared, this edition, but recently I bought myself a reprint; not the same aura as that original, magical book, but lovely to have all the same.

December 24, 2014 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Happy Christmas

Happy ChristmasAs we come to the Winter Solstice, Greetings to everyone, and may you have a wonderful 2015.

 

Illustration from “Twenty-Six Rabbits Go Crackers”, published by Orchard Books.

December 20, 2014 Posted by | Illustration, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | 11 Comments

Winter Plant, Pink Cloud

apinkcloud

December 18, 2014 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , | 7 Comments

Mast at the Edge of the Wood

amast

December 18, 2014 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Hands and Light 3

hands and light 3

December 16, 2014 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Hands and Light 2

hands and light 2

December 16, 2014 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

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