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Buds of Blossom

buds

These look like the buds of Blackthorn, but there are no thorns to be seen – I seem to remember from last year long black spikes – can anyone tell me what this is?  I am going to put up a photograph of the blossom too. I shall need to get out to the Tardis and look up some of my books if no-one know what it is.

April 1, 2015 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Liddesdale Woodland

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June 19, 2014 Posted by | Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | 8 Comments

May in April 2

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April 22, 2014 Posted by | Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | 5 Comments

May in April 1

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April 22, 2014 Posted by | Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Blossom

April Trees 2

Bare boughs still, and then buds, and then the blossom suddenly coming out everywhere, not blackthorn now, but cherry blossom; and down by the river thick bushes of hawthorn.  These cherry trees grow along the path near the little bridge that leads up towards the greenhouses and the walled garden on the Hirsel Estate. Down below a collie was swimming in the river, though as usual people were thin on the ground in this part of the Estate.

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April Trees

April 18, 2014 Posted by | Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Blackthorn Blossom 3

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Tangled up, like illustrations to the story of Sleeping Beauty, that barrier of thorns round the castle still hung with the cadavers of defeated suitors. It was a fairy story that haunted me, but it was the sleeping castle I loved, I imagined insects crawling around over the sleeping grooms and cooks and housemaids and the face of Beauty herself. Perhaps it was only the domestic animals that were put into a sleep. The Prince himself, with his blonde pageboy hair, I never took to, not even when he was gallantly tearing down the thorns: just as when, in Beauty and the Beast, the Beast turns into a handsome prince – my dear, what a disappointment!

April 2, 2014 Posted by | Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Blackthorn Blossom 2

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April 2, 2014 Posted by | Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , | 2 Comments

Blackthorn Blossom 1

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Blackthorn By River Tweed

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Buds of Blossom

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March 11, 2014 Posted by | Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , | 2 Comments

Blossom 1

blossom 1

March 11, 2014 Posted by | Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , | 3 Comments

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