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Wispy Cloud

Wispy Cloud

February 12, 2016 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Cloud

thecloud

April 11, 2015 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Windy Sky

Wind in Trees

The winds that hit North Wales at 108mph and knocked over walkers in Manchester streets, hit the Borders yesterday, somewhat reduced in ferocity, but still strong enough to prevent me being able to walk by the river on open ground.  I took off my possum hat and put it in my pocket, because it came from New Zealand and I am fond of it and didn’t want it blowing into the Tweed.  Instead of walking my usual path, I turned back. Warily watching the trees and listening for creaking, I took a short route home.  Little birds were being blown hither and thither, and even blackbirds were being blown sideways by the wind.  Little bursts of leaves whirled up from the ground like larks do Victorian novels and still do on Alderney,  but then fell back. At the same time the landscape remained calm, though clouds were being blown fast against the blue.  The word “scudding” came to mind.

awind4

awind5

February 14, 2014 Posted by | Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Snow on the Hills

a snow on hills

The Borders sometimes has Spring so late it is hardly recognisable before the wild roses arrive; however, this year has been balmy almost throughout the winter, with only a few days of rain and blustery wind.  Only on the hilltops is there any snow, it lies there thin as a sifting of icing sugar, with above it that layer of white cloud that seems to hang there most of the day, quite unrelated to the rest of the sky.

February 12, 2014 Posted by | Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Borders Sky 1

asky1

November cloud formations shining over the trees that edge the Lees In Coldstream.

November 27, 2013 Posted by | Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Tall Autumn Cloud Over River Tweed

tall cloud

November 10, 2013 Posted by | Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Big Clouds and Raindrop

bigcloud2

The rain started as I was photographing the sun, and made a misty circle on the lense. After treating it as a mistake, I decided I liked the effect; and after all, it is a fair representation of the sudden squally weather.

November 10, 2013 Posted by | Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | 5 Comments

The Bright Tree

al15

October 31, 2013 Posted by | Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

   

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