Monthly Archives: October 2013

Expecting

Are you all still there? Did you survive the storm? Apart from it being a bit blustery here yesterday we knew nothing of it. We listened to the radio in awe as reports came in from the south of double … Continue reading

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Searching for brown

Yesterday a chill wind blew. It was laden with portents of ice and snow. Today the sheep dogs lounge in the sun on the steps from the farm yard. The weather is warm and mild again but we draw in … Continue reading

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Christmas Cards

This morning we went elderberry picking for another one of Big Dreamer’s home-brewing projects. The hawthorn bushes up the lane are already a lovely yellow and full of red berries. The air was damp and mild. It felt very autumnal. … Continue reading

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Bright moon

Here is a photograph from my life drawing class last night. At the beginning of the class I set the students some exercises using collage to help them develop their understanding of shape and the human body. On the way … Continue reading

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Colder days

The temperature has dropped in the last few days and we are unusually unprepared. The chimney needs to be swept and the wood shed is bare. These are now urgent items on my ‘To Do’ list. So what have I … Continue reading

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Wildwood

This week skeins of pink-footed geese have been spotted over the farm, making their way south to their winter feeding grounds. Although many pass us by, for some the east coast of Scotland will be their destination and they will … Continue reading

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A lack of blackberries

This weekend was warm and bright with a lovely crispness to the air that reminds us autumn is here. A maple in the fields turned deep red almost over night and many of the trees round about are starting to … Continue reading

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