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 February, 2017

Many varied signs of spring

Saturday, February 25th, 2017

DSC04105DESPITE THE relatively mild winter the countryside has a weary and faded look as if spring can’t come too soon.

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Shrewd observations on drink

Saturday, February 18th, 2017

20170212_094249AT THE end of last week a reader called to tell me he had been watching a small pack of five white fronted geese in a field near Arbroath. Like the other grey geese they are winter migrants to the UK but I associate them with the West coast, especially Islay, and I don’t believe that I have ever seen one.

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Walks by the water’s edge

Saturday, February 11th, 2017

DSC04091STILL WATER, seawater and wild water are the themes of this week’s piece.

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Writers at one with nature

Saturday, February 4th, 2017

DSC04065DRIVING OUT of the village to take Inka a walk, I saw a pack of about forty geese preparing to land in a grass field that slopes down to the road. I pulled into the side to watch them. The low winter sun picked up every feather of their plumage.

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