Scottish Snippet 2: Nostalgia WPC

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All the Rowan trees ( Mountain Ash)  I’ve seen lately, in different parts of the country, are loaded with berries.

Gerard Manley Hopkins called this tree ‘ the bead-bonny ash’ in his famous poem we learnt at school entitled ‘Inversnaid.’

Locals shake their heads at such bounty, given the old superstition that it forecasts a hard winter.

Meanwhile  Autumn moves on a pace with cooler mornings.

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and burnished days.

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I remember walking among glorious trees, arm in arm …

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 … humming old songs. Nostalgia.

Nostalgic Weekly photo challenge

Story Twigs the Imagination! Text and photos by Meg Philp© 2016

Time at the beach: Weekly Photo Challenge

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A flash of frozen time in January 2016. The sounds, smells, the feel of the sea breeze around me are faint echoes in my imagination. When I lick my lips I can almost taste the salt.