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Stars and snow

We dodged gritter lorries on our way home from Brownies this evening. In the icy darkness we counted the stars and pointed out Orion’s belt. The radio news reports are full of snow in Scotland and the North of England. … Continue reading

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Searching for brown

Yesterday a chill wind blew. It was laden with portents of ice and snow. Today the sheep dogs lounge in the sun on the steps from the farm yard. The weather is warm and mild again but we draw in … Continue reading

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Rapped knuckles

The valley was so still this morning. The sky was pale pink with the rising sun and a white mist hung low over the icy fields. John Berger talks about the key aspect of community being recognition. I love that … Continue reading

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Icy mornings

            This weekend has been really cold and we have woken to thick hoar frosts covering the valley. Here are some of the wonderful ice formations we have found around about us. The days have … Continue reading

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Q. What is better than muddy puddles?

A. Muddy icy puddles. That was the opinion of Little Owl and Big Dreamer this afternoon anyway. We headed up into the Pentland Hills on the southwest edge of Edinburgh for a bracing winter’s walk. Little Owl and Big Dreamer … Continue reading

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