Art in the Sand

Art in the sand: retreating waves

Bare feet on warm sand. This is rare. In April. In Scotland.

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Social Distancing and Kindle Unlimited

Social distancing at Fraserburgh beach

Originally posted March 2020.

It feels like the world has changed dramatically since I last blogged at the end of February. I very much hope you are all safe and well. My pneumonia experience last year has left me with a damaged lung, so I am social distancing. Being at home. Writing. Editing. Actually getting round to cleaning the cooker!

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Walking with the Quines

Haddo House

Quine is the Doric word for girl. The Quines (or Super Quines as we have become recently) are a group of women that met on Twitter. I can’t recall the exact ways in which we all first started chatting, though these has been much hilarity from the start. I follow many local people as well as those who share various interests, and there’s a mix of that among The Quines. Last year some of us met up in person, out in the wider world, and we hope to meet our more distant living Quine one day too.

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Walking on Balmedie Beach in my Slippers

Balmedie Beach, walking on the beach

On the way home from a hospital visit in 2020, I stopped at Balmedie beach.

Balmedie Beach

I crossed the boardwalk slowly, being careful not to catch my slippers in the gaps between wood. My foot is a lot better, though I still can’t wear proper shoes or put my heel right down on the ground, but I was determined to walk on the beach.

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A Little Autumn Love

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Buchan pano

Golden mornings follow bright sunrises and the low sun does things to the sky:

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nature abounds

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The view turns green.

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Fairies dance and laugh in the woods.

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The canopy returns.

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Trees froth and flower, filling the air with their sweetness.

blue loch

There’s blue above and blue below. The return of summer.

light and ice

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The light and icy conditions were with me, so this is a completely self-indulgent post of loch photos.

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loch at sunset

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reflections

ripples

leaf

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clouds

Autumn deepens

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Colours and skies become startling in autumn.

skies grow dramatic as autumn deepens

plums appear as autumn deepens

Plums ripen and fields are ploughed.

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And the road home is sprinkled with gold.

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