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Overwintering Swans 2

Overwintering Swans 2

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

The Borders Bridge

Borders Bridge

October 6, 2015 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Light on the River

lightonriver

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

Boat, Willows, Two Swans and Little Temple

Temple and Swans

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

Walkers and Swans

walkers and swans

January 28, 2015 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Wintering Swans on The Lees

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The bridge in the background of this photograph is a remnat of the Borders Railway, a ghost railway that is now rising Lazarus-like between Tweedbank and Edinburgh, rendering parts of Galashiels temporarily chaotic.

We are being threatened with snow, which may ravage the flowers already shooting up in the garden and in the woods.  However, the frost on the ground this morning has disappeared, so I shall take a brisk walk up to the farm on the top of the hill, with its union jack flying from the top of the silo, and then walk down the lane between the russet beech hedges. It is dark this morning, which feeds melancholy, but I shall soon feel happy ensconced in the Tardis, with new songs to listen to, the blower heating up the place, the birds feeding outside the window to provide endless distraction, and the mounting pile of roughs to work on.  It is a good feeling to find new ideas moving into a story that I wrote in a couple of hours more than a year ago. If an idea still interests after a year, that is a good sign. Soon I shall sharpen some crayons on my miraculous Mitsubishi hand-cranked pencil sharpener (which came all the way from Japan with instructions in Japanese, so I have only just worked out how to use it properly) and get out my array of new gouache paints, and really get to work.

 

January 28, 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

Seven Swans A-Swimming

Swans1

January 17, 2015 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Swans Wintering on the Lees

awintering swans

January 17, 2015 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , | 4 Comments

Swan Family

swansThis group of swans has moved in for the winter on to the bank and the shallows by the empty marriage house near Coldstream Bridge.

January 4, 2015 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

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