Welcoming another new year with a beloved walk close to home.
Hill & Haar, the new name for this website, is inspired by my home on the east coast of Scotland.
On choosing to be offline and the challenge of recovery.
Place Notes blends new Scottish nature writing and memoir.
What part does place play in creativity? It’s complicated and not always pretty.
Reflecting on how my parents have shaped my love of everyday nature.
On an early spring day, blue skies sit over the rolling Fife hills. As I walk, I consider how good weather can be a balm after the worst of winters.
Before, repeating the same walk every weekend might have been many people’s definition of boredom. Now, the small green spaces on our doorstep provide calm in the chaos.
I’m not sure where the year has gone. How has time actually passed, despite the wild world we’re now living in? I ask myself this question all the time.
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