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 October, 2010

Mixed messages

Saturday, October 30th, 2010

WHAT A difference a day makes   The dogs and I had taken the river path through the Blue Door at the Gannochy Bridge and along the side of the River North Esk   Two photographers with cameras on tripods, obviously preparing to take a carefully planned photograph, caught the dogs' attention   We had to go and investigate.

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Images of France

Saturday, October 23rd, 2010

DOGS ENJOY a holiday just as much as us humans   New territory and fresh scents to sniff are a stimulation, and the adage  €œa change is as good as a holiday € holds good for them too.

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Our debt to nature

Saturday, October 16th, 2010

FALLEN HEROES, to my way of thinking, hardly seem more tragic than trees blown down in the wind.

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Old bones

Saturday, October 9th, 2010

THE APPROACH to St Cyrus from the Lower Northwaterbridge passes handsome entrance gates surmounted by stone eagles with outspread wings   They are the Waterloo Gates, built by Lt. General Sir Joseph Straton, a hero of the Battle of Waterloo.

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Following life through creatures

Saturday, October 2nd, 2010

I'M LUCKY to have seen a pine marten, one of Scotland's most elusive mammals, living on the fringes and confined to remote forested areas of the west coast – but the reality about their numbers is, in fact, far more encouraging than I had previously thought.

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