January 2017


From my home, the Forth and Clyde Canal is but a short walk or cycle, always interesting, but very gorgeous in the first weeks of spring, the hawthorn heavy with blossom and the canal sparkling in the clear sunshine, a lovely place to be.’Spring on the Canal’ is showing at The Green Gallery’s February Show. http://www.greengallery.com
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Winter Walk

Had a lovely walk round Drumbreck Nature Reserve near Kilsyth, the late afternoon sun staining the landscape some lovely shades of pink. Once home to coal pits and mineral extraction it has been transformed to grassland, woodland and marsh habitat for many birds and insects. From this low plain the Barr Hill is clearly visible where remnants of Iron Age and Roman forts can still be seen. Despite the cold I managed to
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