The Altacooney River winds it way through bog and conifer plantations. A perfect place for a peaceful walk.
This week I am sharing some reflections for lens artist photo challenge number 87.
Wishing you all a Happy Winter Solstice. It was a grey day here today – so a photograph from the west coast from earlier in this week.
After a week with little rain, the wet weather has returned and so my own garden is showing little new, bar a little aster. However, I was at the biodiversity day at Enniscoe House today near Crossmolina, Co Mayo, giving a talk on pollinators and managed to get a few wet photos from their lovely walled gardens – they have a formal garden and vegetable area.
- A rather weathered dahlia.
2. I have this Japanese anemone but their’s (unlike mine) was putting on a great display of flowers despite the rain.
3. A lovely sunflower
4. Rosehips – not sure what the rose is but the hips were quite big and long (and a little blurred!).
5. There was still roses in flower too.
6. And finally apples – they had a quite a few varieties.
Thank you to the Propagator for hosting Six on Saturday
This week Ireland celebrates Heritage Week. It is a week to celebrate all the wonderful things in Ireland’s natural, cultural and built heritage. There are over 2000 events happening throughout the county. As part of the week I will be hosing two events this coming Wednesday, 21st August. See below for details.
To find out what events are happening on your area follow this link.
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!
Happy Solstice to all.