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 November, 2015

Poetry puzzle finally solved

Saturday, November 28th, 2015

DSC03086SOME PEOPLE come home from a day in the country and it’s been too wet, too cold, too muddy, too hot, too windy. For them the countryside is not a comfortable place and it’s taken them out of their comfort zone.

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Powerful works of Scots art

Saturday, November 21st, 2015

Kelpies for AngusLOW WINTER sunshine filtered through the trees as I took Inka his morning walk – it was an ideal morning to go down to the sea. We drove over to the Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) centre at St Cyrus.

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Season of dubs and gutters

Saturday, November 14th, 2015

DSC03050RUNNING DUBS and gutters is what my father used to call it when the land was saturated after days of torrential rain.

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A hard winter? Who knows

Saturday, November 7th, 2015

IMG_0077TUESDAY DAWNED foggy. Meteorologists describe fog as mist with visibility of less than 1000metres, whereas mist is still mist but with visibility greater than 1000metres. It was definitely foggy on Tuesday – not an out-and-out pea-souper, but pretty thick.

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