Human Nature Notes

Attitudes, Emotions, Haiku, Learning, Moments, Nature, People, Stories


I’m Penelope, a writer based in the Scottish Highlands.

Welcome to my site! I’m interested in the experience of being human – the richness of life, the ups and downs, the ironies and delights; things I observe in others, things I see in myself – and that’s what I write about. Enjoy your reading!

My recent writings

Lockdown – Spring

I had good company, beautiful surroundings, acres of space and fresh air, sheep, ducks, geese and wildlife, during the lockdown. But what would I do? How would I fill my time?

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"How dare you waste a busy man’s time with your rubbish!"

Grandmother – also known as Grand Dragon

“Please stop sending me your poems.”

Best friend at school

“I thought you’d write something more literary.”