Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Lots of Late April growth

There's been a lot of warmth and sun but also some rain these past two weeks. The plants were so delayed this time last year but this year it is all vibrant which has the birds in full voice and many more insects on the wing.

Sour Cherry Blossom

Pear tree - might give some fruit this year despite its shape

A bit of cultivation in the paddock - now devoid of lambs

Lots of lush grass and plenty of dandelions

Primroses in the ditch

More blackthorne

Five-star dinner for lambs and cattle


Fresh leaves - Willow and Alder

Alders and wispy-cloud sky

Happy cattle

Apple blossom - and CD's to frighten the birds

Love-Lies-Beeding - again

A pot of Aubretia

A pottier of Rosemary

Herb triangle

Prunus (ah the scent!)

More Gorse

Pink blossoms by the canal

and, and, and...

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Bluebells at Portamena and Huddies takes a dip

This lakeside amenity has promised some bluebells in the little wood for some weeks - and has delivered!

Warm enough for Huddie to need a dip in the lake:


Monday, April 21, 2014

Kinvarra shore with interesting rocks

An easter springtime visit to Kinvarra drew my attention to the interesting rock shapes on the shore.

Huddie the red dog has a cavort in the warmth under a fluffy sky.

Thursday, April 10, 2014


I love these delicate lacy flowers on the dark thorny leafless branches.

and here's one that was cut like a weeping willow - with Ticket Office Dog on the far bank

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Goodbye March, Hello April

March was a bit wet and cold 'though this didn't prevent plants, birds and other animals getting on with their year.

The sounds of the birds was massive in the woods and by the lakes:

Bird song on youtube at  , the little video below doesn't work so I posted via youtube.

Then there is the growth of of the woodland floor :

and russet red evening skies

Ah, nice….