5th of March

by susie on March 5th, 2012

Out for a cycle on my trusty but rather rusty steed. A bridge over the river Almond near Perth.

The Hanging tree. Erosion is exposing this plucky beech tree. Notice the nesting holes of probably sandmartins which will still be flitting around the Med or where-ever.

Saw a salmon getting caught here at Almondmouth one of the most expensive beats on the Tay….owned by the Earl of Mansfield, who lives here at Scone palace, where the Stone of Destiny resided before being stolen by Edward I in 1295. We’ve got long memories up here.

Looking down the High Street in Perth a very good place for retail therapy.  The medieval stocks were just where that cental car is.

Sculpture near the old bridge at Perth.

Detail on flood wall. probably refers to David Douglas the famous botanist who came from Perth. The line about the wood is I think from macBeth, and refers to the army marching on Dunsinane from Birnam disguised by tree branches in fullfillment of the witches prophesy.

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