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Liddesdale: The Tree

the tree

August 9, 2017 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

The Gate

the gate

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

Faraway Horse

faraway horse

August 29, 2015 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , | 2 Comments

Flowers by the Path

flowers by the pathIn Liddesdale, hill farming country right on the edge of the Middle Marches, where the sheep roam the hillside without barriers, and the fields are full of rushes, the profusion of flowers and the variety of flowers is markedly greater than in arable farming country, however conscious the crop farmers are of conservation and the limited use of pesticides. Last year in Liddesdale along just one mile long stretch of roadside I counted about a hundred varieties of flowers. This patch of flowers was beside a small off-road path which led down to the track of the old railway, now long disappeared.  One walks down to Kershopefoot, above the River Liddel, with trees on each side, and beside the track hundreds of orchids growing.

August 16, 2015 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Bull

thebull

August 14, 2015 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Evening Light in Liddesdale

Light in Liddesdale

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

Liddesdale: Pied Wagtail

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June 21, 2014 Posted by | Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Liddesdale: Lamb

lamb

June 15, 2014 Posted by | Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Liddesdale: Hare in a Rushy Field

hare

Liddesdale is hill farming country, and hares are at home there.  One came into the garden in the evening and fed at the same corner, under a tree; but this one was out in the fields, among the oyster catchers and the sheep.  Now I have decided to set “The Midnight Hare” in this countryside, which I know so well from long ago. The forestry walks have changed, as the trees are hewn, but so much else stays the same.

June 14, 2014 Posted by | Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

   

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