caralockhartsmith

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Silver Water

A long time since I went out and stood on the edge of the Lees, and gazed at the river. The river that has been described, possibly by Burns, as “the silvery Tweed”. There is something about being under the strictures of this virus that has altered the way I inhabit the world around me. There is some curtailment of freedom that gets into one’s marrow. People being up near each other looks somehow strange. So however lucky we are in our own landscape, in our relative lack of stress compared to so many, all the same, something burrows into the mind. When I am out in my studio, there I don’t feel it. The birds come and go. The blackbird, who flew into our window at night several years ago, and looked so peaky last year I thought she was dying, with all her feathers fallen out where she had hit herself, and her bare back of skull this strange bent shape, almost like the head of a snake, and a miserable ambience about her – well, this autumn, she is back, with a new quite pretty ruff of grey feathers round the back of her neck, and is her usual, sprightly, somewhat forceful self. She is so tame, she never flies off when I open the studio door, but just stays where she is. She knows her name, she comes when I call: Miss Ruche, Miss Ruche.

December 26, 2020 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Weir

weir

February 23, 2017 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Weir 2

weir

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

Weir 1

the-weir-1

November 27, 2016 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , | 1 Comment

Reflections by the Weir 2

Reflections 2

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

Reflections by the Weir 1

abytheweir2

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

Swan on the Weir

Swan on the Weir

July 15, 2015 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Heron by the Weir

heron

April 13, 2015 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Black-Headed Gull on the Weir

blackheaded gull

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

Weir and Sunlight 2

Weir and Sunlight 2

March 21, 2015 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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