caralockhartsmith

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Silver Water

A long time since I went out and stood on the edge of the Lees, and gazed at the river. The river that has been described, possibly by Burns, as “the silvery Tweed”. There is something about being under the strictures of this virus that has altered the way I inhabit the world around me. There is some curtailment of freedom that gets into one’s marrow. People being up near each other looks somehow strange. So however lucky we are in our own landscape, in our relative lack of stress compared to so many, all the same, something burrows into the mind. When I am out in my studio, there I don’t feel it. The birds come and go. The blackbird, who flew into our window at night several years ago, and looked so peaky last year I thought she was dying, with all her feathers fallen out where she had hit herself, and her bare back of skull this strange bent shape, almost like the head of a snake, and a miserable ambience about her – well, this autumn, she is back, with a new quite pretty ruff of grey feathers round the back of her neck, and is her usual, sprightly, somewhat forceful self. She is so tame, she never flies off when I open the studio door, but just stays where she is. She knows her name, she comes when I call: Miss Ruche, Miss Ruche.

December 26, 2020 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Moon Over the Lees

Moon Over the Lees

November 25, 2015 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , | 2 Comments

Evening Light in Liddesdale

Light in Liddesdale

August 10, 2015 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , | 5 Comments

Moon Over River Tweed

Moon Over Tweed

July 1, 2015 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | 11 Comments

Moon Over The Cheviots

Moon Over Cheviots

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

My Window in the Evening

window

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

Water and Clouds

waterandclouds

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

River Tweed, January Sunset 1

evening, tweed 1

January 30, 2015 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Mast at the Edge of the Wood

amast

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

Light by the River

light by the river

November 10, 2014 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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