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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Archive for June, 2017

Bordering on unbelievable

Saturday, June 24th, 2017

Jupiter Artland 018THE WEEK has seemed a bit ordinary after last weekend which the Doyenne and I spent with son James and his family at Peebles, in part to celebrate a grandson’s 18th birthday. James usually finds an interesting diversion to entertain us when we visit. (more…)

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Focus on young life

Saturday, June 17th, 2017

Loch Odley shelduck 013I’M HAVING fun with a new pair of binoculars which are transforming my walks with Inka. They are marketed as auto focus or perma focus which is market speak for focus free and means that I never have to adjust them. (more…)

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Wild flowers and wonder of wood

Saturday, June 10th, 2017

006A FOREST that is well looked after and productive has a dignity and a calm that is all its own – is a quotation from Norwegian Wood Chopping, Stacking, and Drying Wood the Scandinavian Way by Lars Mytting, the most unusual and certainly the most unexpected book I have read for a long time. (more…)

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No place for sympathy in nature

Saturday, June 3rd, 2017

003I DIDN’T expect to see raven chicks, peregrine chicks and buzzard chicks all in the space of a quarter of a mile. But then, until last week, I’d only ever seen the adult birds. (more…)

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