Category: Journal

  • Little signs of spring near home in Fife

    Little signs of spring near home in Fife

    Yesterday we hiked up the hill behind our house. I say hike because this crag is far from a leisurely weekend stroll: the first part sees the walker take on a steep, leaf-lined trail before meeting a welcome flat pasture; from there, a grassy cattle road is joined and soon he or she is pointed […]

  • A cold, coastal stroll in Elie, Fife

    A cold, coastal stroll in Elie, Fife

    We rang in 2019 with bad dancing and the inevitability of colder months to come. Two weeks later, we sat at the kitchen table, enjoying the bright light reaching through the sparse branches behind our house. It looked warm outside. But on consulting the forecast, we packed hats and gloves alongside our picnic lunch and then headed east […]

  • Autumn in Dunkeld: Is this the Instagram effect?

    Autumn in Dunkeld: Is this the Instagram effect?

    One bright weekend this October, we spent the day in Perthshire. This is somewhat of an autumnal rite-of-passage for Scottish city workers, eager to forget their commute and embrace nature as the nights darken. A wild, well-off region of ancient trees, hills and picturesque villages, Perthshire is a photographer’s paradise at this time of year — […]

  • Back to blogging, but not as I knew it

    Back to blogging, but not as I knew it

    Hello — it’s been a while hasn’t it? (Haven’t you noticed the virtual tumbleweed around here?) Things have been changing, in both the online world and my life, and I’m sharing this to make sense of it all… Trying to find the words in a world of haste. Over the past few months I’ve exhaled […]

  • Getting lost in the Trossachs

    Getting lost in the Trossachs

    I’m forever amazed at what a breath of fresh air can do for the soul. This week, we packed a bag of snacks, took jackets in case the sun disappeared, and drove north. Our destination was Aberfoyle, a small Trossachs town that boasts a lane of old-fashioned shops, cosy cafés and a profusion of natural […]