When I’m out and about visiting tearooms I usually take a bit of time between establishments to get some exercise. This is partly for general health benefits, partly because I enjoy walking outside in the fresh air, and partly in order to work up an appetite for the next tearoom.
Two days ago it was a lovely day in Perthshire, and I had a pleasant amble in the gently rolling hills to the south of Perth:
One of my favourite trees is Pinus sylvestris, the warmly orange-barked Scots Pine. Scots Pines in the sunshine always perk me up because they remind me of happy childhood holidays: