caralockhartsmith

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Reflections in River Leet

reflections in The Leet

The year has been going past, fast, and I have been told that I should put words and images once more on WordPress. This is true: I should. An idea came sideways at me, and every spare moment I am up in the Tardis working, hiding the work from everyone, not saying a word; don’t know why. It’s all light-hearted in feeling. But I have missed WordPress (all interactions have been interesting and often delightful); so I will try and write just a few words each day, will catch up with sites I am following, and when the present slight obsession has been put into a form where I can bear to have it looked at, I will pick up my camera and go out into the countryside of the Borders and enjoy the light in this beautiful part of the world, where I am so fortunate to live.

August 31, 2019 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , | 2 Comments

May Hedgerow

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May 20, 2019 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Mustard Garlic and Orange Tip Butterfly

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This little butterfly has the most beautiful underwings, like someone in a plain dress with exquisite petticoats. I looked up the colouring, and found out that this is a female orange tip – which doesn’t have an orange tip, apparently. By total chance, a friend called in today and was talking (out of the blue) about consulting a gardener about a plant in her garden that she thought was a weed ; and she was told that orange tips lay their eggs on the underleaf of this plant. When I described it we agreed it must be mustard garlic that was growing in her garden. So in one day I have found out the name of a plant, identified a butterfly, and been told something about its life cycle.

May 13, 2019 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

May in May

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May 12, 2019 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Trees in April 2

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April 29, 2019 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Trees in April 1

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April 29, 2019 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

Field

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April 29, 2019 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

April Trees

 

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April 27, 2019 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , | 2 Comments

Lichen Hedge

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April 27, 2019 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Cherry Tree

 

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April 21, 2019 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

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