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 March, 2015

Prelude to spring

Saturday, March 28th, 2015

008IMPROMPTU VISITS can be a lot of fun. Last weekend we whizzed up to Old Bridge of Tilt, near Blair Atholl, for a noisy supper and to spend the night with old friends. The wine and the talk flowed free. We have these evenings two or three times a year and it is a mark of our friendship that we can pick up where we left off as if there had been no break in the conversation.

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A splash of colour

Saturday, March 21st, 2015

SPRING FLOWERS, it seems, can inspire the same competitiveness as the season’s first cuckoo.

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Looking and listening

Saturday, March 14th, 2015

DSC02425SWANS ARE rare visitors to the wee loch at the foot of Glenesk. I’ve got very excited when an occasional pair has appeared for several days in the spring, hoping they might settle and nest – but they move on.

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Patience required

Saturday, March 7th, 2015

DSC02454FROM THE time he first stood upright man relied on the support of a stout stick as he hirpled through the primaeval forests. Images of sticks appear in prehistoric cave art more than 25,000 years old.

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