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Author Archive: Mike Clark

A kestrel perched on a fence-post

Kestrel

Pic of the Week – 22 January 2007 by Mike Clark © 2006 All images are digitally watermarked – please don’t infringe copyright! A kestrel perches on a fence-post. Given that it was Mike who submitted the photo, we’d guess it was taken somewhere in Northern Scotland…

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Scots pine

Pic of the Week – 22 May 2006 by Mike Clark © 2005 All images are digitally watermarked – please don’t infringe copyright! Mike adds: “There’s just far too much competition on here. “So I won’t even bother to offer the flowering Scots Pine.” Mike, of course, is our resident gardening expert on BE – […]

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Gralloching a pumpkin

"When I was a bairn, in the north east of Scotland, we had never heard of pumpkins. With the advent of colour television last year, I realised neeps had competition. In black and white, you can't tell the difference." Mike Clark takes a look at the origins of Halloween and the traditional celebrations running into Guy Fawkes Night.

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The Twenty Forty-Five

"Bored now, Prince Shuggie tossed the paperback onto the cheap plastic table. Like he cared that cheap plastic tables were banned. He'd inherited it from his grandfather. It was his legacy." In a short story, Mike Clark presents his nightmare vision of a re-run of the "Forty-Five" Rebellion - three centuries on.

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Highland cow standing in a pond

Flora does it every year…

"You know that summer has finally arrived in Caithness when Flora poses in the pond."

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