stories and illustration

Looking Towards the Quarry, Liddesdale


July 23, 2017 - Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , ,


  1. All of your landscapes haunt my heart…


    Comment by clinock | July 26, 2017 | Reply

    • This is a landscape that haunts me – my son was bought up in Liddesdale, we lived there until he was nine – I still visit the old house there. So much has happened since, as it does in life… but the wild orchids still grow in the same place, though there are more of them now. It is hill-farming country, pretty wild still. I am touched that these landscapes speak to you, that means something to me, John. Thank you.

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      Comment by Cara Lockhart Smith | July 27, 2017 | Reply

      • I came to Canada in my early 20s. My true development years were in the UK so there’s some earth magic there that still speaks to me. The Canadian wilderness has its own magic beauty but its not my home…


        Comment by clinock | July 28, 2017

      • My Granny came from Newfoundland, and many of her relatives lived in Montreal. Have lately bought books on Newfoundland and on Montreal, which I shall read when I have finished the picture book I am working on… always felt more drawn to Canada than the US, and a friend, a confirmed traveller, who recently crossed the country in a loooong train thought it was a great experience. But it is poignant that you still feel nostalgia for the UK. I was bought up in Sussex, but always looked at Newcastle and Carlisle on maps, for some unknown reason, when I was very small – and ended up here. We live just inside the border on the Scottish side. I don’t really want to live anywhere else, now…

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        Comment by Cara Lockhart Smith | August 4, 2017

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