The 18th Century Letter Seals of Lord Pitsligo

Those are the beautiful letter seals of Lord Pitsligo, a man I have written about before:…

The Alligators and Follies of Pitfour Estate

I’ve visited Pitfour Estate many times over the years. It’s a great place to walk, though…

Thoughts on Publishing and Beach Sunrises

Tiger Hill, Fraserburgh Beach sunrises I’ve been lucky to catch a few beautiful ones lately. And…

An Explosive Loch for the New Year

The loch seemed to look explosive yesterday when I walked down to its banks. I do…

Aikey Brae Stone Circle in the Snow

Beautiful Aikey Brae Stone Circle. Of the 150 or so recumbent circles in the North East…

Christmas Reading and Gentle Colours

A little lull has been reached at the end of a hectic week. The colours of…

Silver Ice and Deer Prints Today

Silver Ice The thaw, and then the frost, made for a scene of silver ice up…

Winter Deepens in Scotland: frosty and pink

Winter deepens. The sky and loch are pink. Walking is crunchy through the frozen mud. I…

Shadows and Light at the Beach

We know extremes of light and dark in Scotland. At the height of summer, it never gets…

The Neolithic Stone Balls of Scotland

They’re about the size of tennis balls. The Neolithic stone balls of Scotland are a bit…

The Dark Blue Hues of Winter

Continuing on in my weather and landscape obsessed way, it’s another post about the season. I…

The First Frost of Winter

We’ve had the first frost, that seasonal reminder of what real cold actually is. Many of…

An Illuminated Path to Winter

An illuminated path in the woods. It’s autumn, but with a hint of what’s to come…

The Great Tapestry of Scotland

The Great Tapestry of Scotland is a beautiful trail through history and, at 143 metres long, the longest…

Pastel and Fiery Autumn Colours

The autumn colours just get better and better. The season is bestowing a lot of beauty…

Turn Left for Tyrebagger Stone Circle

Tyrebagger Recumbent Stone Circle is near Aberdeen, situated on the hill behind the airport and overlooking…

A Map of Witches and some Autumn Beauty

Map of Witches The Map of Witches is a new resource from the University of Edinburgh,…

Stormy Skies over St Combs Beach

Wandering barefoot. Along the sand. At St Combs Beach. Tiptoeing between the sandworm castings. Feeling the…

Fairytale Mushrooms and Staying Well

I do like nice fairytale mushrooms, or fly agaric toadstools as those actually are. The woods…

The Edge of the World

Bennachie in Aberdeenshire The Romans had a point. Parts of Scotland really do feel like the…

Tarlair Art Deco Open Air Swimming Pool

Tarlair now I recently explored Tarlair open air swimming pool with my husband and children. Despite…

The Maiden Stone and Persephone

The Maiden Stone The beautiful pink granite Maiden Stone stands near Inverurie in Aberdeenshire. It is…

North East Scotland Beaches: Vikings and Mermaids!

Sky. Sea. Sand. It’s been a summer of these. Even on dull days it’s been warm, and…

Share Your Books and Writing with Me!

Share your books with me! And any other writing, such as poems, blogs and excerpts from…

Cairnbulg and Inverallochy: Come Awa In!

Come away in! I took a wee trip to Cairnbulg. And also Inverallochy, as the two…