Weekly Photo Challenge – Peek

This week’s Weekly Photo Challenge suggests we show you a “peek” of something. So here’s a little challenge. What do you think this is a little piece of? Would you like to see more? Stop by tomorrow if you do.

Peek

Peek

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Expectations

What do we expect from Autumn? Leaves, nuts, fruit, fungi, colours and storms!

We’ve already experienced Storm Ophelia (or ex-hurricane Ophelia) which was one of the strongest storms to hit Ireland and caused a lot of damage in the south and south east of Ireland. Some homes are still waiting for their electricity to be restored. It is hard for us to imagine a week without electricity, though our parents and grandparents would have been well used to it (our own area being electrified in 1951). Today, Storm Brian, is passing through, he is not expected to cause as much damage as Ophelia.

Many large trees were felled by Ophelia. This year, we are told is a good seed year for oaks and beech. So it seems appropriate to try and set some seeds to replace some of those that have been lost. We’ve collected some beech nuts from some impressive local beech trees. We’ve also collected some sweet chestnut seeds but only found a few acorns so far.

Wouldn’t it be amazing if one day one of our collected seeds could look like this (we will of course be long gone!).

beech tree

Beech tree at Turlough, Co Mayo