Tag: The Living Mountain

Nan Shepherd: what shall be your badge?

Nan Shepherd: what shall be your badge?

'What shall be your badge in the ever-living Wood of Caledon?' asks Cuthbert Graham in the poem he wrote Nan Shepherd for her 86th birthday. The Scots Pine? Symbol of the untameable mountain? But there is more to Nan Shepherd than her hill book...
A secretive scent

A secretive scent

 

‘…juniper is secretive with its scent. it has an odd habit of dying in patches, and when a dead branch is snapped, a spicy odour comes from it. I have carried a piece of juniper wood for months, breaking Read the rest