This week we are being encouraged to look up and down. In nature there is much to see above our heads. Like wonderful birds soaring.
But I think I spend more of my time looking down, especially as bees and flowers!!
I love going for a walk, especially if exploring new places. This summer, we had a chance to visit Annagh Head near French Port (Portnafrankagh) on the Mullet Peninsula, Co. Mayo. There were stunning views of the Atlantic.
And wild rocky coastlines.
The area has many amazing ancient Gneiss metamorphic rock formations.
Out at sea a blue fishing boat.
And then to top it all off – a whole pop of beautiful dolphins.
And so summer 2021 comes to an end, with September tomorrow. This was one of our last beach days this year – a glorious day in sunshine with the north west County Mayo coast at its very best.
There is a real feel of autumn in the air. So first this week in the garden is a lovely spider web – there were lots this morning.
In the wildflower meadow, the late summer – autumn flowers are out – first devil’s bit scabious. I love the colour of this flower.
Also in the meadow is knapweed. A great pollinator plant.
Autumn of course brings fruit. We don’t have much this year (cold, May with frost) and the brambly apples have got scab – for the first time ever.
Autumn also bring seeds heads – poppies being one of my favourite.
Thankfully there is still some colour – here from snapdragons.
Thank you to The Propagator for hosting Six on Saturday.
Summer light through horse chestnut leaves.