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 July, 2013

A couple of new pals

Saturday, July 27th, 2013

FLO WAS a dignified old lady who died earlier this year, in March. She was twenty seven, which is a fair age for a horse and she had been with her family, who live near Edzell, for twenty three of those years.

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Fringed with gold

Saturday, July 20th, 2013

‘A BEGGAR’S mantle fringed with gold’ – that was James VI’s description of the Kingdom of Fife. The fringe he referred to was the Fife coastline with its string of fishing villages and trading ports – still, today, jewel-like reminders of their prosperous past and monuments to generations of fisher folk and mariners.

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woodland walk

Saturday, July 13th, 2013

CUCKOO SPIT sounds like a magic ingredient for a witches’ brew, but in reality it’s a botanical misnomer.

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A field of gold

Saturday, July 6th, 2013

WEDNESDAY MORNING, you’ll recall, was sunny and warm. Out first thing with the dogs the early sun caught the tiny, white star-shaped flowers of sticky willy. They must be one of the smallest wild flowers you’ll find in the hedgerows.

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