Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Small town summers, stories and a few pictures too

It may not feel like the end of summer to you (wherever you are...) but here the schools are back to work and today the rain (summer rain though it may be...) is doing its best to get our coats on and our laundry in.

It has been a kind of bitty summer, if you know what I mean. Some great days though... and lovely moments and good reads in amongst it all. For example, I read this book by Scottish comedian Rhona Cameron (borrowed from a friend):




First published in 2003 'nineteen seventy-nine' is one year in the diaries of a Musselburgh maid (13 year old Rhona) and I loved it. The awful sexual encounters, the boredom, the obsessions, the family dramas...there is a lot in this book to enjoy, laugh and cry along with. It's a light read with much punch.

And as for lovely days... few can compete with this Saturday just gone. The local nature reserve takes a guided walk out on the Montrose basin once a year and this year I finally made it out onto the mud. I've always fancied the chance to see our small town from a different angle and you don't often get a chance to stand in the middle of the basin (it's often filled with water for a start...). I've put a whole load of photos on facebook but here are a handful for those of you who don't get over that way.




















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16 comments:

Niamh B said...

cool - we were out on a walk saturday morning, also communally organised - and our tide out allowed a walk out to an island for an hour. I've no pictures though. :-( yours are great, love the reflected clouds in the sand

The Weaver of Grass said...

Yes it was a lovely day here on Saturday too Rachel.
Days like you had are meant to be stored up in your head and brought out on miserable winter days.

Dominic Rivron said...

What an interesting place. It took me ages to work out what the welly photo was. You know, when you look at something and you don't see what it is? Your brain gets confused. At first I thought it was an aerial view - then it clicked into place!

Still got a few weeks to go here. Can't be bad.

Rachel Fox said...

Clouds are always good value for money, Niamh...

Miserable winter days...don't mention them, Weaver!

Dominic - come, visit, see the sights...

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Gwei Mui said...

Love the photos especially the wellington boots (I do hope that they are welington boots!)
Yes I am suddnely wondering where the dickens the summer went

Rachel Fox said...

The black ones are my wellington boots, yes. I am standing near someone in green ones obviously...just to confuse you. I do only have the two legs.
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hope said...

Who knew clouds and mud could be so beautifully peaceful? :)

Thanks for sharing.

Titus said...

Great clouds, and I am a big fan of mud.
Ours not back till next Thursday. Bah!

Rachel Fox said...

Yes, peace all round here.
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Dick said...

A beautiful sequence of pictures, Rachel.

Rachel Fenton said...

Might be time for a trip to the rock pools.

The one with the wellybobs was my favourite but I liked the emptyness yet fullness of the others.

Rachel Fox said...

Empty yet full. Oh yes.
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Sarah said...

Looks like fun-nice muddy fun! We go back to school in a week and a bit-so summer is not quite over-but nearly!

Rachel Fox said...

It was lovely - a real day to remember.
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Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely photos, such an open view

Rachel Fox said...

Aye. No skyscrapers here - natural or manmade!
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