caralockhartsmith

stories and illustration

Tortoiseshell Butterfly and Stones

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April 1, 2018 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

The Little Pond in April

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April 1, 2018 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Cherry Blossom

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April 1, 2018 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , | 2 Comments

All Hail, April

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Easter Day. My mother’s birthday. April Fool’s Day. Snow overnight, and then trying to walk one of my usual paths, the river must have overflowed its banks and “the plantation” was so deep in mud I had to start back, and then follow another path, slipping and sliding back up to the town. First of all there was tiny hail, then larger hail, and  then the pavements were covered in hail, which crunched underfoot like spilt sea salt. I am lost at the moment, as I am waiting for work to come back from the printers, and although I have another interesting project, I am not far enough into it to really let it fill my mind.  I miss “The Midnight Hare” which I worked on for so long. I have decided that I need to learn things, and to read more; however, it is so long since I posted that I am putting up some images from Aprils past, to say, this is what April should look like, not hail and snow. I thank you. And Happy Easter.

April 1, 2018 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Bee Lavender

bee lilacA few moments ago I was writing a few words, when suddenly at each keystroke appeared a cerulean dot; and then when I moved the mouse around in frustration, great sweeps of thick blue lines covered the page.  Computers are so weird, I have no idea what happened.  My musings on Trimontium, clocks going back, the flare of the setting sun, pictures of a giraffe, printing schedules, have disappeared into the ether. So I shall emulate the bee and buzz off.

November 2, 2017 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , | 3 Comments

Plough Dust 2

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September 5, 2017 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Plough Dust

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September 5, 2017 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Thistledown

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August 12, 2017 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Where Have All the Butterflies Gone?

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Went up Nun’s Walk today, high above River Tweed, to see if there were any butterflies on the masses of buddleias growing there, and apart from one cabbage white, nada… this photograph was taken a year or so ago when there were peacocks, red admirals, tortoishells, painted ladies, not in profusion, but still enough to be noticeable.  But this July the buddleias are deserted, apart from some bees. I remember twenty years back the buddleia in the garden being totally covered with butterflies – this was in the town, too. What has happened this year, and what does it portend for next spring and summer?

July 16, 2017 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , | 2 Comments

Heron by the Weir, April

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April 24, 2017 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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