Tom Bai­ley,

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”

Country Walking Magazine (UK) - - Footnotes -

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.

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