Photographer Miles walked this month: 156 “September midges are the most evil of all. They know they’re about to perish and so throw themselves recklessly at anyone”
September is a Mrs Robinson kind of month. Mature, mellow, confident, past it’s best, yet beautiful, wise and graceful. Light that is buttery rich, days that reach a pleasant mid twenties yet cool into dusk with an ominous darker message; autumn is coming, make the most of me while you can. And I do, I love September, the kids are back at school, the days are still long enough for a good walk and there’s pleasure in a warm day knowing hats and coats will be being needed within weeks. But there’s a sting in the tail; the midge. Take every precaution possible because you will need them. September midges are the most evil of all. They know they’re about to perish and so throw themselves recklessly at anyone, feeding in a suicidal frenzy. There is no better place to be than Scotland in September, but go with a bucket load of Avon Skin so Soft, and wear a head net. Note to self: Just remember when things seem TOO good, they probably are. Enjoy the month.