Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Lough Gill

Lough Gill, also known as The Lake of Shining Waters.

Monday, 30 August 2010


This photo is a bit blurry I'm afraid, but the bright yellow of these Montbretia were just so lovely that I thought you might like it anyhow. I don't know the exact name for these as they were on the side of the road!...and I resisted the temptation to pull any up to plant at home!!

Friday, 27 August 2010


Isn't it good to have time to sit and watch the water flow over the stones and dream?

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Glencar Waterfall, again!

The rainfall has been so high recently that numerous seepages have created small waterfalls along the rocks to the side of the main waterfall. With the moss and greenery, I thought this was really pretty!

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Glencar Waterfall

The poet, W. B. Yeats, mentioned this waterfall in one of his poems:

Where the wandering water gushes
From the hills above Glencar,
In pools among the rushes
That scarce could bathe a star...

...and ever since then it has become increasingly famous. When we were there last week there must have been at least thirty visitors visiting.

The waterfall is hidden from the road, but in the past you could see it from the hill across the valley. Now the trees have grown up and you may only hear the roar of it. It isn't very tall, but the volume of water is strong, and when the wind comes from the south it creates an optical illusion so that the water appears to be flowing straight upwards!

Monday, 23 August 2010


Have you been to Narnia? And seen the Lampost with your very own eyes?

Friday, 13 August 2010

Rowan Berries

Down the country they do say you should always have a Rowan tree growing to the North of your front door, otherwise you'll likely have a problem with the Witches.
When we moved to this house a friend gave me this Rowan for that very purpose, and so I planted it, nearly five years ago.
So far we've had no problem at all with them pesky Witches, so I suppose the Rowan is doing his job!

Thursday, 12 August 2010

Montbretia 'Lucifer'

Does it look diabolical to you? Its such a striking red and so vibrant I feel they could have come up with a more pleasant name!

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Ragwort- Pretty but Lethal

Ragwort is known to be lethal to livestock when ingested with hay, so it surprises me that there isn't more effort taken to uproot it.
This specimin is in our garden and will be pulled up before it seeds; at present the Hairy Mollie caterpillars are finishing up their feasting on it before turning into cocoons.