Stuc a' Chroin and Ben Vorich

Stuc a' Chroin and Ben Vorich

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

In the Quiet Places - Richard Bernard

I'm grateful to Oldmortality for introducing me to the writings of the late Richard Bernard - see comment here

I've  just received this book so have only dipped into it but I know I'm going to enjoy his gentle writing, aptly matched to the gentleness of the hills he clearly loved so much.

According to the Foreward, this is the fifth selection of Richard's articles on the 'local natural world', the Ochils, in which he 'records his delight at attempts to preserve it and his despair at his fellow man's unthinking destruction of his environment'. He could probably never have imagined the assault now being visited upon these hills.

A quiet place - pre-turbine days (Lynne's photograph)


Oldmortality said...

Glad to help. Lovely photograph.

afootinthehills said...

Lynne says thanks re the photograph. All the best to you.

Alan Sloman said...

I had no idea the Ochils were so lovely! It is a cracking picture, Lynne. It would be interesting to see how that same view looks these days.

afootinthehills said...

Hi Alan. It was an exceptional day. I don't have a good photo of things as they are now - mainly because when the turbines find their way into a shot I crop them out! I had intended getting one specially for you (!) today but the light was poor so didn't get anything worth showing you.

I trust you are well. All the best.