Thursday, 22 September 2011
As Lilies Among Brambles
Come what may, we decided that today we shall go on a blackberry-picking and rambling around my little village of Banchory-Devenick.
The weather had been quite erratic as usual and we don't really put a lot of hope for a sun shiny day but we were pleasantly surprise when today turned out to be quite mild (for Scotland) albeit a little windy - so much so that someone's new hat got blown into a neighbouring field and we had to do a bit of trespassing rescue mission to retrieve it.
We managed to rustle up quite a bit of berries amidst some notoriously annoying sticky weed seeds and painful episodes with the stinging nettle.
Stopover for some photo-op at a nearby farm.
Some friendly faces along the way...
View of Aberdeen city
Slow walk home...
10 km and bags full of berries.