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 June, 2016

Parent birds are run ragged

Saturday, June 25th, 2016

DSC03502IN SUMMER one of my secret ponds effectively dries out, but for two or three months at this time it is completely covered in bogbean whose name does not do justice to this pretty flower of bogs and ponds. The flowers are star-shaped, five petalled, pinkish outside and white within, with a ragged white fringe.

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Survival tactics

Saturday, June 18th, 2016

DSC03463WE’RE ALWAYS learning. A reader called with a strange story and hoped I could provide an explanation for what had happened.

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Life’s an open book

Saturday, June 11th, 2016

DSC03454A CHANGE is as good as a holiday, so the saying goes. This week’s article comes from Wigtown, Scotland’s National Book Town and home of the Wigtown Book Festival. It could hardly be more of a change for the Doyenne and me, and we are on a working holiday.

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Truly colourful memories

Saturday, June 4th, 2016

DSC03423I’VE LONG maintained that May and September are the months to see Scotland at its best, and the Doyenne and I got a taste of the best last weekend.

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