Monthly Archives: February 2019

West of Ireland Landscapes

Landscapes here in the west of Ireland can be dominated by grey, particularly in the winter months.

Lough Nafooey

Lough Nafooey

But the clouds can break to reveal those extra browns and greens.

West Mayo

West Mayo

And if you are lucky the sun will break through, and the clouds will play shadows with the ground.

West Mayo

West Mayo

And if you are near water you will get those amazing cloud reflections, as lake water doubles up as sky.

Lough with water lillies

Water lilies on lake

St Brigid’s Day

Here in Ireland,  the 1st of February is celebrated as Saint Brigid’s Day and is seen by many, perhaps optimistically, as the first day of spring!

It was great to see the children leave school today clutching their Saint Brigid’s Crosses. We made some more at home.

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Rushes are weaved together to form a simple cross. There are a number of different designs. This is the one I have known since I was a school girl.

You can learn more about St Brigid traditions here.