Winter light reflected on a lake has a certain magically quality.
That low winter sun, the calm water, I could take photographs all day.
Trying to capture it perfectly – which of course is impossible.
The weather has been kind this Christmas holiday so Tuesday was the perfect day for a winter walk. I have featured this walk before two winters ago (how times flies!). The walk is part of the Foxford Way and the area is called Laughil, near Pontoon here in Co. Mayo. There are lovely views of Lough Conn from the track.
Over the years we have been walking here the birch and willow have been growing fast. It’s nice to see this natural regeneration. There is also quite a bit of holly too. Further along the track there are some stunted old oak trees. The trees are festooned in amazing ferns and lichens.
In one place much of the path is covered in fallen oak leaves. Here the low winter sun creates long shadows where there are planted conifers on one side of the path with the more natural woodland (mainly large oak) on the other side.
A lovely, pleasant way to spend a couple of hours.
Yesterday we had a lovely walk. It was so still (quite unusual for the west of Ireland) and there was the most amazing sky. Will do post later in the week on the walk but for now enjoy the view.