Being out in the countryside with my dogs gives me time to think. I’ve learnt the pleasure of solitude without being lonely, and that’s a good feeling for me.

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This is my countryside diary which appears each Saturday in the Dundee Courier newspaper.

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Archive for August, 2007

Poetry of wildlife photography

Saturday, August 25th, 2007

COME IN ahint, ye wan'erin' tyke!/Did ever body see yer like?/Wha learnt ye a' thae poacher habits?/Come in ahint, ne'er heed the rabbits!/Noo bide there, or I'll warm yer lug!/My certie! ca' yersel' a doug?

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Do Whiffenpoofs do raspberries…?

Saturday, August 18th, 2007

THE HAIRST – harvest time, the culmination of every farmer's year when he learns how successful all the hard work of previous months has been. Combine harvesters are in the fields as farmers push on to get their barley cut before the next downfall of rain. And I see tattie harvesters too. We'll not see our neighbours for a week or two until their crops are safely in and secure from any more bad weather.

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On the Inside looking Out

Saturday, August 11th, 2007

THE KITCHEN window can sometimes be the best place to watch the wildlife outside. For a start the dogs aren't crashing about disturbing birds and animals going about their lawful business. Inka is full of energy and as soon as he thinks a walk is on the agenda he capers about, knocking things off tables with his tail.

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Saturday, August 4th, 2007

LOOKING OUT to sea you could be forgiven for thinking nothing interesting happens out there, but ask grandson James and he'll tell you a different story.

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