Life Within Four Corners – September 2017

Welcome to the September edition of Life Within Four Corners, where I share some of my favourite photos, and the stories that went along with them, from the previous month. True to form, I’m running late again, and I do have to question my judgement for deciding to run regular posts during invariably busy spells! So although we’re already several days into October, will you join me in winding back the clock for a cup of tea and a scroll through some September photos? I won’t tell anyone if you won’t – and now that we’ve got the excuses out of the way, here’s how the last month looked in stories, rectangles and squares.

Ah, Autumn – you’ve got to love the seasonal shift in the North of Scotland, haven’t you? – crunchy leaves, forest walks – and your local Lidls supermarket getting in photogenic seasonal squash. 🙂 Maybe not so much when you’re walking the dog in driving rain and 40-50mph winds like this week. But then again, where there is bad weather, there is always soup….

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We did also have some good weather in September, though, and overall I enjoyed taking the dog out for walks in what is generally a very quiet time of year. I love walking around the coastline, the open countryside and the river  – without too many people about to bump into, my misbehaving dog enjoys plenty of off-lead freedom too!

Caithness Coastline
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Oh, and all the heart eyes for September sunsets – I have to say that Autumn/Winter is my very favourite time of year for Caithness skies. I snapped this photo outside our house a couple of weeks ago. Thankfully my neighbours are used to me standing in the street in pyjama bottoms taking pics!

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We also had a day trip to Wick (which is about 20 miles away) last month – if you ever find yourself in the area, the Memorial Gardens there are really worth a look.

Wick Memorial Gardens

And don’t miss a trip to the lovely Fairy Glen in the woods at Latheronwheel if you’re ever passing. It is so exciting to discover where the tooth fairy actually, really, truly, has her home!

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And one from my day as a parent helper at my kids’ school rock pooling trip recently – it’s amazing how much there is under the surface if you take the time to look 🙂


And, in a throwback to our summer holiday to the Outer Hebrides, I posted a photo of this lovely cottage we spotted on the Isle of Harris.  I think the phrase ‘house goals’ probably says it all, don’t you?  🙂

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And finally, there were lots of Sunday wanders and a lot of September tree-gazing. Look upwards and onwards, I say, Life Within Four Corners readers, and until the next time, have a wonderful October in the crunchy Autumn leaves 🙂