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 February, 2011

Sing no sad songs

Saturday, February 26th, 2011

IT'S SURPRISING how far some birds' calls travel   Out with the dogs for the morning walk, while it was still and clear, I heard our resident mistle thrush singing his heart out and setting the world to rights.

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History’s fabric

Saturday, February 19th, 2011

IT'S WEEKS since I was last down at the beach, so I bundled the dogs into the car and drove to Kinnaber for a favourite walk down the bank of the River North Esk.

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Cool thinking

Saturday, February 12th, 2011

NESTING BOXES should be cleaned out if you've not already done so, the old nesting material destroyed, and the interiors scalded with boiling water to kill off any parasites that have survived the winter.

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Idle singers of empty days?

Saturday, February 5th, 2011

 €œA BIRD doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song € is attributed to Maya Angelou, writer and leading American Civil Rights activist whose autobiography is called  €œI Know Why the Caged Bird Sings €.

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