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in The potting shed
Good morning bekkie .
It must have been the old schoolteacher in me wot came out there.
Ha. I only did it for a while. The bruises on my head from banging it against a brick wall all day were not a good look. I went on to teaching adults English as a foreign language which was very, very enjoyable and often very funny (though of course, the laughter was kept for conversations with colleagues and not when the student was around).
Edd, I'm envious that you've climbed in Glencoe. I've done most of the peaks in the Lake District but Glencoe was long before I ventured into hiking/fell walking. I'm not sure I've been to the visitor centre but I can remember going to the museum they had in the village. Lots of stuffed animals,wildcats,pine matrens etc. I do recall a mobile chip van would be in town some nights,very nice chips indeed or maybe it was just eating them in such an inspiring location.
I love all of Scotland,the highlands contain the last true wildernesses in these islands. Pulling over by the side of a lonely loch on a deserted road,not another vehicle for miles and miles and total silence except for the haunting 'pruk pruk' of a Raven.
As I was saying.....
Wow! That's really beautiful. Do you do this sort of thing for a living? It's very good. I definitely get a sense of melancholy in it. I have mixed feelings about late summer. It can catch you either way, can't it?
It's definitely getting darker earlier though. Still, a friend up in the north of Scotland says he can still see a small patch of snow on one of the hills.Ha!
crysanthemums with dew on them
the smell of a newly varnished wooden floor (Im back in infants school after summer hols)
Smell of sharpened pencils (again infants school)
Smell of damp leaves
Ooh cedar pencils. I'd forgotten about them.
Try this Pansyface.
When the beech hedge turns colour.
The changing colour of the leaves, I love them. And a walk through fallen leaves.
Warm fires, hot chocolate, bowls of soup, .........
Stop it all of you. Its still Summer!!!!! Time enough for cold dreary long winter days when Im sure we will all be dreaming of how nice it would be to feel a really hot sun our face and see beautiful summer borders in full bloom.