Category Archives: Natural world

Fields of Gold

It is the time of year when the farmers are busy harvesting their fields of barley.  I love to watch the barley swaying in the wind when it turns to this beautiful golden colour, even more so when the sun … Continue reading

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Here and gone

I love poppies and we have some in our garden as you can see.  I look forward to their brief splash of brilliance each year around mid summer. Two things are striking about poppies.  They are brilliantly coloured, and are … Continue reading

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There are breaks… and there are breaks

The snowdrops are back in spite of all the wind and rain, reminding us all that nature is heading for spring. There’s been a break in the Bothy Blog over the last few weeks because I managed to fracture my … Continue reading

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When Autumn comes

Last week I decided to take Scamp up the fields at the top of the village along the nature walk.  What a change since a few weeks ago – the crops now harvested and the ground soft and muddy reminding … Continue reading

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Signs of Spring

I wonder what signs you look for that spring is round the corner.  Perhaps it’s the early flowers – snowdrops and crocuses.  I saw an early sign at the start of the week when I went round the corner of … Continue reading

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Morning Light

We are not positioned to get a good view of sunset, but at this time of the year we get to watch some amazing sunrises and this photo was taken yesterday from our sitting room window. If you follow this … Continue reading

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Forvie Beach

The last week has been dominated by snow across the country and it seems no one in the UK has managed to avoid it.  Snow is greeted with joy by some and despair by others – probably related to age … Continue reading

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