Monthly Archives: June 2019


Our hands, like our finger prints, are unique. Big, small, long, wide, chubby, thin. Each beautiful they’re own way.



Six on Saturday

Here is what is blooming in the garden this mid summer. I was a little worried that the sage would not flower, it was looking somewhat poorly, but thankfully it has bloomed. I fear the bees would miss it if it hadn’t as they do enjoy it.



Campanula – Bellflower. This is a tall, large flowered one. It does get a bit battered with the wind but does manage to seed itself around a little. I love plants that give you more plants for free.



Our beautiful native foxglove. I need to collect seed this autumn and grow more of these. I have lots of shady corners where they can go.



These are wild orchids that grow in my meadow. Each year I get one or two more of them popping up.

Snapdragons are great for adding colour and are loved by bees too. These are ones that came through the winter, but I have just planted out some new ones which will hopefully provide some late summer colour too.

Inspired by The Propagator’s – Six on Saturday




Summer Solstice

The year is speeding by and here we are already at the summer solstice. Compared to last year’s hot June we are having a more “normal” Irish June this year, with plenty rain and temperatures more often below 15 degrees Celsius than above. Still next week is promised warmer.

We still get to enjoy the lovely west coast though, even if we don’t venture into the water!

Cross beach, Mullet Peninsula, Co Mayo

Cross beach, Mullet Peninsula, Co Mayo

Happy Solstice to all.


Glorious trees

What would we do without our glorious trees? Trees come in all shapes and sizes and yet each one grows from a tiny seed and can live for hundreds of years.

From giant oaks and beeches……..

To smaller wispy things…..

They all have their magic.

Inspired by this week’s Lens artist photo challenge #50_trees