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 April, 2015

Blooming business

Saturday, April 25th, 2015

DSC02607THERE ARE often simple answers to nature’s conundrums. On my way to the Fettery Shoppe to buy my daily Courier, a paper handkerchief flew out of a garden gate and landed on the pavement ahead of me. (more…)

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A colourful wonder

Saturday, April 18th, 2015

COCK PHEASANTS are at their most resplendent at this time of year. Erect feathered ear tufts and scarlet cheek wattles, a distinctive white collar, metallic-green head plumage and iridescent copper-hued body. And as if that isn’t enough – russet tail feathers as long again as its body trailing grandly behind, glittering eyes, a supercilious attitude and you can understand why they are one of nature’s exquisites. (more…)

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An Arctic calling

Saturday, April 11th, 2015

THE GEESE are flying north to their summer breeding grounds in Greenland and Iceland. Three large skeins have passed overhead this past week, following their traditional migration flyways. Their straggled chevron formations looked to be gaining altitude to catch the thermals to speed them on their way. (more…)

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A fanfare for April

Saturday, April 4th, 2015

DSC02529MEMORY IS a wonderful thing. Thank goodness mine still functions, but doubtless at reduced revs. (more…)

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