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The Improbable Sunset

The Improbable Sunset There are evenings when we wish the sun would set sooner.. and nights when we doubt the sun will rise again. The daylight hours preceding them are often improbably beautiful..one such recently produced what we’ve come to … Continue reading

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Time and Tide

Time and Tide It’s the time of year to get jaunty. Must be my upbringing, in a largely coastal area, that’s to blame. I’ve witnessed many a tide to my constant pleasure, and I look forward to many more; within … Continue reading

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Creatures Great And Small

Creatures Great And Small Small creatures have frequently featured in events of the last few weeks. On an impulse visit to the foothills around The Merrick, Galloway Forest Parks highest peak – I was happy in the constant company of … Continue reading

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Nature Knows

Nature Knows Nature ‘itself’ knows no superior. Not stencilled and embroidered, in silver and carmine silk thread on a piece of midnight blue velvet. Not when printed on a linen cushion.. ..or on a textile print lampshade. Not in a … Continue reading

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Cooking Up A Storm

Cooking Up A Storm I’ve spent some of the past week exploring the possibilities of the landscape near my new home – in terms of photography, drawing and painting. Here an image becomes watery inspiration for a textile. Walking the … Continue reading

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To Be Continued

To Be Continued The longer you stick around, the more obvious it is that life quite often wears a mask. It knowingly, or unknowingly disguises itself as something other than who, or what, it at first appears to be. An … Continue reading

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These Lazy, Hazy Days Of Summer

These Lazy, Hazy Days Of Summer Taking sudden exception to the hustle and bustle in one of my local cafes this morning – I had my americano swapped to a takeaway cup, and headed west to read in peace. Somewhere … Continue reading

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The Break-Out

The Break-Out Due to spend the coming four hours of the Monday ahead in a meeting. Put dog out, make tea, assemble presentable outfit, wash and brush-up. Carried along by familiar force of preparation on automatic pilot.. I thoughtlessly bang … Continue reading

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Hole In The Wall

Hole In The Wall In most situations – something missing from a structure causes failure and breakdown. Or in this case fall down. Here, the drystone wall in question – held together by nothing more than expert placing of the … Continue reading

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Falling Water

Falling Water In my second decade, as a student of commercial interior design, I was enraptured by my introduction to a house famous worldwide – the architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s ‘Fallingwater’, built between 1936-39 for The Kaufmann family, owners of … Continue reading

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