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Sky Seen from the Border Bridge

evening sky

March 9, 2015 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Coldstream Reflected

ColdstreamGradually, evening by evening, the light lengthens, so that now, coming back from The Tardis, I no longer need my torch to light me through the obstacle course of raised beds and trailing hosepipes, not to mention the odd wheelbarrow. Tony reads me out an article in the paper this morning about how walking x hours a day is good for almost all ills; and yes, I do that, and he does more, plus his bicycle ride in the morning. The last couple of days have been warmer, though duller, so I haven’t taken my camera out with me; but having been told of a new route across the fields to Lennel, I found the edge of a wood with some great details to photography for the picture book, and another place where a beautiful tree seemed to be blossoming against a background of bare trunks and branches – though if I went closer, it might be hung with lichen. Next decent day, I shall go out with the camera and make a few records; in the meantime, I shall look up the photographs I took when staying last May at the far edge of the Middle Marches, in Liddesdale, the heart of the old Debateable Lands, as that is the setting for the story.

February 13, 2015 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Winter Sky

winter sky

February 12, 2015 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

River Tweed, January Sunset 4

Tweed 5

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

River Tweed, January Sunset 3

Tweed Sunset 3

February 1, 2015 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

River Tweed, January Sunset 1

evening, tweed 1

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

January Sunset 2

Sunset 2Yesterday walked out late, as we were in Berwick in the morning, and caught this image of the sun setting in a pretty sky over the fields between Coldstream and Cornhill on Tweed.  Last night I was wakened on and off by the wind, it uses the road between the houses as a funnel, and was crashing and heaving – even in my dreams it was banging around like billy-ho. Slates are off the roof.  The For Sale signs on nearby houses have been flattened. Went out this afternoon and the sky was just grey everywhere, it was as if the day was exhausted by the rumpus of the night.

January 9, 2015 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

January Sunset 1

Sunset 1

January 9, 2015 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Winter Sun

winter sunStanding on Coldstream Bridge I crossed the road determined not to photograph again towards the sun, but the reflection of the tree caught my eye, and the oddness of the dark pink sunspots pleased me, and I thought the whole thing photographed like a painting. It has been a very pretty day, but as the sun went down, suddenly the air grew sharp and I realised my fingers were frozen. Watched the football last night, at the end of the match the London clubs were playing in a blizzard.  That’ll close the whole of London down for a few hours, then…..

December 28, 2014 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

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