Friday, 29 October 2010

Frosty the Thistle!

The frosty weather has arrived and I was lucky enough to find this frosty thistle before the sun reached it. There were crystals of ice on each tiny thorn, my camera just doesn't do it justic as it was an incredible sight!

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Seed head

The sun through this Marsh Orchid seed head was really pretty- the cobwebs added a certain touch too!

Tuesday, 26 October 2010


The wild fuchsia have been wonderful this Autumn, laden with flowers. All the more surprising since back in the Spring, after the hard Winter that was in it, we wondered whether the hedgerows had all been killed by the long freeze.

Saturday, 16 October 2010

Lovely Morning!

The sunshine through the montbretia leaves at the end of our drive this morning was just beautiful. A really sparkly autumn morning- one of my favourites!

Thursday, 14 October 2010


I'm sure the cows stand up on this rock so they can see in our upstairs windows and laugh at the humans' antics!!

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Yeats Country Hotel, Sligo

This is the old part of the Yeats Hotel in Rosses Point, Co. Sligo. It was begun as a Guest House sometime round the 1890s, I think, and has continued to grow and be added to ever since. Apart from being a landmark in the Village, it is the sort of place you stagger into after a freezing swim on the beach or when the rain overtakes you out walking! A real country hotel!