Category Archives: Countryside

September 2020

September was a green and golden month with farmers rushing to do their harvests in between bouts of heavy rain. The grass looked unnaturally green. A highlight was a spitfire aircraft fly by to thank the NHS for their work.

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August 2020

August was a month of golden fields, purple heather, flowers, seeds and fruits, blue sky and sun. It was also often wet with clouds and mist forming on the land.

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May 2020

May turned out to be the driest calendar month on record with lots of sun. It was very pretty and varied: mists, beams of sun, frost, colourful skies and all the time the plants were greening and flowering.

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Meikleour Beech Hedge

This giant row of trimmed beech trees which lies ten miles north of Perth on the A93 is officially recognised as the tallest and longest hedge on earth. It was planted in 1745 and is now 530m long and 100ft high. Every ten years or so it is given a hard prune which takes four men around six weeks using a hydraulic lift and hand held cutting tools. This was last done in November 2019 so the bare branches of the hedge are very visible this winter.

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Snow on the hills

We have had little snow this February and we miss it. So on a fine day in late February we visited the Glenshee ski area and the Linn of Dee just to experience the snow covered landscape.

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February 1st 2020

A feeling of spring – snowdrops out, birds singing in the trees, colourful slate grey skies, a shower of rain, light on the land and well illuminated chimney pots!

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January 2020 – colourful skies and snow

January 2020 brought clouds, some colourful skies at dawn and dusk and finally, late in the month, a morning of snow.

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The unspoilt rolling countryside of the Cotswolds was a super location for a summer cottage holiday.

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In June the setting sun is in the north west illuminating the land in a way we don’t normally see. This is the River Tay looking northwest from Kinnoull Hill, Perth being lit by crepuscular rays from the setting sun.

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This year there were many heavy rain showers in May making the land very green indeed. No saturation added to these pictures!

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