Tag Archives: wind

Patience

One of my new year’s resolutions was to start a walks journal. My idea was to make a sort of scrapbook of our family walks through the year by collecting maps and leaflets, and making notes of the weather, café … Continue reading

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In like a lion…

March has been all lion down our way (if you hold with the old saying that is). We’ve had endless grey skies and blustery winds. All my daffodils are bent at right angles. In the fields towards the mouth of … Continue reading

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February flowers

The morning Storm Doris blew in I’d put the washing on the line. I heard the news and promptly brought it back in again. Apart from being very windy we seemed to get off lightly. Although we did have a … Continue reading

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Christmas tree

At the weekend we headed off to the moors. The distinctive characteristics of each of the national parks in the UK is always a matter of fascination to me. From the rugged austerity of the Cairngorms to the rolling greenery … Continue reading

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Goodbyes

The house is full of boxes. I’m feeling wistful about leaving Scotland. There are many things I will miss but some things I won’t. I won’t miss the wind that inhabits Edinburgh all year round. It stalks the tall streets … Continue reading

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Kite flying

We’re back!  And with a photo from the St Anne’s Kite Festival. We caught the tail-end (get it?! oh dear!) of the festival this weekend. Regular readers of this blog will know we’re a family who never miss out on a … Continue reading

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Map making

This week has been a bumper week for Life Drawing classes so I’ve been shuttling back and forth into Edinburgh. Today Arthur’s Seat was beautifully illuminated by a patch of pale wintery sky visible through the blustery clouds, its chiselled … Continue reading

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Plants for such-and-such a spot

Big Dreamer’s parents have an incredible garden. My eyes were nearly popping out with envy when we visited them last week. On arriving home, by contrast, our plot looked pretty wretched. It’s not for want of trying but I think … Continue reading

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A little book

Outside my window the weather is wild. The rooks from the trees behind our house take off in giant plumes, then tumble and wheel on the gusts. Little Owl’s swing has wrapped itself around the cross bar in a giant … Continue reading

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Beautiful things

There is still plenty of snow on the tops of the hills but it vanished over night from the valley bottom. It has been replaced by a vicious wind whipping round the corners of the farm. Oli, the sheep dog … Continue reading

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