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January Floodwater 2

January Floodwater 2

January 27, 2016 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

January Floodwater 1

January Floodwater 1

January 27, 2016 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Flooded Field

Flooded Field

January 15, 2016 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Floodwater by River Tweed

Floodwater by River Tweed

January 13, 2016 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Little Hill in January

The Little Hill

January 13, 2016 Posted by | Painting, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , | 2 Comments

Beech

Beech

January 13, 2016 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

River Tweed, January Sunset 2

evening, tweed 2

January 30, 2015 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , | 4 Comments

Female Blackbird

female blackbirdThroughout the summer we noticed that the garden was totally devoid of blackbirds, but now they are all over the place – not just in the garden, but in the Hirsel woods, where they putter around under the trees, turning over the dead leaves in their search for food.  They do not seem frightened much of humans, they almost seem to have an insouciance (the four-and-twenty blackbirds put in a pie were rooks, apparently).  In my old house blackbirds would wander into the house, leaving their droppings on the wooden floor.

Now, through the Tardis window, when I take a break from wrestling with the rough of my book about a Boy and a Hare,  I watch them chasing each other away from the food. I put out some curious red suet-plus-seed balls from The Factory Shop in Kelso that thebirds wouldn’t touch at first, but now they consume them eagerly – the blackbirds were the pioneers in the tasting test; though with all the birds, dried mealworms seem to be the food  de luxe.

There are blackbirds looking down from the ridge along the top of the greenhouse, blackbirds in the hornbeam hedge, blackbirds rattling about in the holly, blackbirds sitting in the silver birch. Blackbirds here, there and everywhere.

January 24, 2015 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , | 2 Comments

Frosty Log

log and frost

January 19, 2015 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Swans on River Tweed

aswans

January 18, 2015 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

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