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Christmas tree

At the weekend we headed off to the moors. The distinctive characteristics of each of the national parks in the UK is always a matter of fascination to me. From the rugged austerity of the Cairngorms to the rolling greenery … Continue reading

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A wet week

Prior to the arrival of storm Barney it had been a wet week here. Low mists bowled up the estuary and rolled around the houses. Other than a continuous drip-dripping from the eaves, all was silent. Down by the river … Continue reading

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November

Stephen Moss’ chapter on November in Wild Hares and Hummingbirds is noticeably shorter than the others. The landscape of the Somerset levels, where he lives, is sodden and dank. The birds of summer have left and the winter visitors are … Continue reading

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Mental images

I’ve returned home from our festive travels with so many beautiful mental images. There was the Narnian lamppost in the churchyard on Christmas Eve, whose frosty halo lit my mum and I through the starlight night to Midnight Mass, the … Continue reading

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Boating day

We spent an afternoon this weekend planting bulbs in two big troughs we have in the garden. One is a mixture of crocuses and tulips, the other is a combination of grape hyacinths and daffodils. The idea is that one … 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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Dissertation

This week has been glorious here in Scotland. The mornings have started off frosty and foggy but the sun has soon cleared the air to reveal crisp blue skies. Listening to the radio it sounds as though the rest of … Continue reading

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