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Moon over Stubble Field

Moon over Stubbel Field

January 2, 2015 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Field by River Tweed

fieldA dark afternoon, just flashes of sun.  So much brown, in layers of fallen leaves, earth, branches, flower husks, ploughed fields; and then the contrast of the brilliant green of the spring sowing, and the dark green of crocus spears in the garden. New Year’s Eve.  No carousing for me.  I expect there will be fireworks on the green, with cracks and hisses and scintillations that will scatter through our peace.  Happy New Year to you all.

December 31, 2014 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Field and Moon

Field & MoonA field beside the River Tweed.  The skein of geese gone, the sky pink along the horizon, the air on the edge of freezing, the first day of winter. Not yet four o’clock in the afternoon.

December 4, 2014 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , | 2 Comments

September Goosegrass, Wire Fence, Stubble Field

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September 13, 2014 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , | 4 Comments

Border Fields in August

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We have really reached the turning of the year.  This tractor was ploughing the part of the big field that had been set to  potato crop.  The gulls and crows and also the pigeons were having what might be called a field day.  The next afternoon I was walking again round the Lees, and I saw a dark coated figure with a bag walking straight across the mud ruts, stooping every now and then towards the earth; it took me a while to realise this figure was picking up stray potatoes that had been left after the harvest and  the turning over of the soil. I remember from years ago the coal-pickers on the beach at Seaham near Sunderland, with their bicycles and big bags slung each side for the sea-coal – old men sometimes, with their grandchildren alongside.

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August 19, 2014 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Liddesdale: Horses and Flowery Field

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June 21, 2014 Posted by | Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Irrigation: Ghost Water 2

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June 4, 2014 Posted by | Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Cheviots and a Yellow Field

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Even driving in the car, with the windows closed, one can smell that rank, sweet, pervasive scent of the oilseed rape. He said to me: “I wonder what Van Gogh would have made of these fields,” just at the same time I was wondering the same thing. Nothing as yellow as this, bad for the breathing, but astonishing to look at (through itchy eyes).

April 24, 2014 Posted by | Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Muddy-faced Horse

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Muddy-Faced Horse

This handsome horse has a companion, I am glad to say, unlike the mournful character who inhabited this field at the tail-end of last year. This horse just looked at me mildly, not bothering to approach nor to back-off, obviously quite happy in this field with its equine companion, a Shetland pony. Through watching various behaviours and distress, I have come to realise that horses need company, and get distressed when that company is taken away.

March 25, 2014 Posted by | Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , | 4 Comments

Waterlogged IV

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January 2, 2014 Posted by | Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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