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 September, 2016

Enchantment of the night time world

Saturday, September 24th, 2016

p1000288THERE WAS a full moon last Saturday, a harvest moon appropriately, almost bright enough to read my Courier by. The Doyenne and I were driving home from a piano recital in Aboyne and we stopped for a moment on the summit of Cairn o’ Mount. The vapour trail of a south-bound jet was illuminated in the moonlight, etched against the clear, sable sky, a raggedy ribbon that was soon lost in the vastness of the aether.

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Feats of endeavour

Saturday, September 17th, 2016

dsc03744THE CATERTHUNS are two Iron Age forts on two prominent hill tops on the ridge of hills north-west of Brechin, overlooking the glens of Angus. As with most things from that period there are conflicting theories about their actual age, their construction and their use.

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Buddleia butterfly bonanza

Saturday, September 10th, 2016

dsc03716I’LL BEGIN this week’s piece with an update on our butterflies which have been putting on a colourful show and providing a great deal of pleasure.

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Diversity of Scottish harvest

Saturday, September 3rd, 2016

dsc03682THE DOYENNE and I support Scottish agriculture. We eat steaks and roasts from good Scottish beef, legs of lamb and lamb chops, rolled shoulder of pork and pork chops too. We’re fond of chicken and at Christmas eat turkey, or Scottish buffalo if we are visiting our daughter.

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