Author Archives: Murtagh's Meadow

About Murtagh's Meadow

As an ecologist I have always had an interest in nature. I love gardening and would spend all day outdoors if I could. I also enjoy taking photographs and writing. I live in the west of Ireland with my young family.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #146: Focusing on the Details

This week’s lens artist photo challenge is all about focusing on details. There is nothing like seeing the close up detail of flowers to really appreciate their beauty.

The photo below was taken by a lovely old stone building. But what caught my eye was the dandelion catching the sun.

And the intricate details of a dandelion clock or seed-head always fascinates me.

Six on Saturday – 1st May

May already, and we are still having night frosts. Time they went away now. This week’s Six on Saturday. Thank you to The Propagator for hosting.

  1. Red crab apple – tiny apples but makes up for it with it’s beautiful foliage and flowers.

2. Newly emerged and very green maples leaves.

3. Bluebells. Yes May is bluebell season

4. Geranium – small and delicate and I am afraid I don’t know the name.

5. Dandelions are already setting seed and attracting a goldfinch pair into the garden.

6. And finally we have six new chicks just a couple of days old.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #145: Getting to Know You

Last summer, a number of chicks hatched from the incubator. As the chicks grow, you really get to know their characters.

There are the cute ones.

The cheeky ones.

The shy ones.

The bossy ones.

Now we have new chicks and the getting to know you will start all over again.

In memory of Mac – who was one of the shy ones.