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Liddesdale

This is from a few years ago, which is not my usual practice. Lockdown has made me look into imagery, emails, letters – I am sorting out correspondence, turning up such a trove from the past. I know that many people throw things away, but I am not one of them. In a big chest, recently recovered from storage, layers of documents lie, and reading them ressurects something of what has vanished, including letters that my mother left behind when she moved down south; they are all higgledy-piggeldy at the moment, but trawling them throws scintillas into the darkness. There are letters from before my son was born. Maybe it is not healthy to dwell on the past, but then we are none of us that healthy at the moment. This photograph is from the place where my soul still lives, Liddesdale. The River Liddel (Liddle) is one of the Scottish/English rivers, though it is the Liddel Burn that marks the Border a few minutes walk from the old house where I used to live. Now I live in Coldstream, on the Scottish side, still a few minutes walk from the Border Bridge that crosses River Tweed. What will happen if we secede from England? Strange days indeed.

August 24, 2020 Posted by | Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Liddesdale

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August 29, 2017 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Liddesdale 2

Liddesdale Landscape 2

August 7, 2017 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , | 4 Comments

Liddesdale, July

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July 15, 2017 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

The Little Hill in April

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April 29, 2017 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , | 3 Comments

Shadows on the Path

shadows on the path

April 25, 2017 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , | 1 Comment

Nostalgia for Liddesdale 1

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September 3, 2016 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Gulls in August by River Tweed

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August 16, 2016 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Liddesdale

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July 23, 2016 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

The Tweed in February

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February 18, 2016 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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