Monthly Archives: February 2014

A trip to the sea

In spite of a flurry of snow on Monday morning and a black out throughout Tuesday and part of yesterday the seasons are on the change. A sparrow sang to me from the guttering when I went to take the … Continue reading

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Map making

This week has been a bumper week for Life Drawing classes so I’ve been shuttling back and forth into Edinburgh. Today Arthur’s Seat was beautifully illuminated by a patch of pale wintery sky visible through the blustery clouds, its chiselled … Continue reading

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Seasonal Scrapbook 2

I can always relate to writers’ describing winter in terms of metals. Yesterday was like steel. The sky was steely grey, reflected back by the surface of the river that had the look and sound of steel plates sliding and … Continue reading

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Seasonal Scrapbook

A spring baby meant it was a bit silly to try and keep up with my usual vegetable garden activities this year. I could just imagine sensitive young plants dying of neglect while I tried to manage all the extra … Continue reading

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SCCR update

This morning the ground was covered in a thick hoar frost. Small birds flocked to our bird feeder. Jackdaws sat on the fence and eyed the kitchen window, waiting for Little Owl’s rejected breakfast crusts to be delivered to the … Continue reading

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Mother and child

We are back in bonnie Scotland after our sojourn south. The valley is shrouded in low cloud and fine drizzle. It was lovely seeing my sister and my new niece but strange viewing those first intense weeks from the outside. … Continue reading

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