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 January, 2015

It was a hard life

Saturday, January 31st, 2015

DSC02281THE SUN shone out of a peerless sky last Saturday and, hoping to get the best of the day, the Doyenne and I took a drive to some favourite places.

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Velvet lawn raiders

Saturday, January 24th, 2015

DSC02236ALL MY secret ponds have been frozen for several days and the wildfowl have migrated to the coast and open water where the feeding is easier. Mallard will certainly be amongst them but they are the only ducks I know that will remain on their usual roost pond even if it has frozen. This was what I found when Inka and I took a regular walk to the small loch at the foot of Glenesk.

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Fierce competition

Saturday, January 17th, 2015

I ALWAYS appreciate feedback from my articles.

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Unexpected sight

Saturday, January 10th, 2015

DSC02187THE DOYENNE came home with an unusual story about a carnivorous robin. A friend walking her own dogs in woods came across a pigeon carcase, probably a sparrowhawk victim as most of its breast had been stripped off. Nothing unusual about that but a robin was feeding on the scraps of flesh left on the breast bone.

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‘A guid Scots nicht’

Saturday, January 3rd, 2015

DSC02172IT WAS brass monkeys round our way on Monday morning, -6°C and pretty nippy on the tips of my ears when I took Inka for his morning walk.

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