Category Archives: Rural life

Welsh Collage

North Wales is packed full of stunning scenery, beaches, mountains and castles of course. We really enjoyed our week there recently. And it was lovely to catch up with friends and relatives.

I thought I would show you a little collage of photos seeing as this week’s Photo Challenge was – Collage

Turf Cutting

In rural Ireland, turf is an important fuel resource for many families. These days modern methods of peat cutting can very damaging to bog habitats particularly when carried out on an industrial scale. But even on smaller scales, modern turf cutting machines are being used more and more often, and the impact of these isn’t positive. The picture below shows rows of machine cut turf – sometimes called sausage turf.

Machine cut turf

Machine cut turf

Even when modern machines cut the turf, it is still footed by hand. Footing involves stacking the individual sods so that they dry. Dried turf is then put in stacks till people are ready to bring it home.

Post inspired by this weeks one a week’s photo challenge – Modern.

Machine cut turf

Machine cut turf

 

Luck of the Irish

Well the luck of the Irish wasn’t with us today for our local St Patrick’s Day Parade but how great that everyone still came out – both those participating and onlookers. I just loved this yellow bee hive made from yellow drainage pipe.

And despite the rain there was lots of colour and great messages.

Daily Prompt: Luck