Saturday, 24 September 2016

Walk a llama



Happy Saturday and time for Saturday Critters.  We took the family to an Open Farm in August before the return to school.
Here are some photos of the llamas which you can take on a walk.


"I'll go for a walk, take me!"


Just chewing' the cud

Linking with Eileen for Saturday's Critters HERE

Happy Saturday!

Friday, 23 September 2016

Five Fall finds in the Forest


Taken this week on my walk around the forest park, and fall was definitely making an appearance.

The ground has its first littering of rusty leaves.



Stealing into the leaves it makes a fabulous variegated pattern.


I found the last solitary fox glove in bloom


The rosy red pips have fattened up for fall



A farewell to green across the pond


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Tanya at Willy Nilly Friday HERE

Weekend Reflections HERE

Today's Flowers HERE

Love made My Home HERE

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Best wishes!

Thursday, 22 September 2016

Good Fences & Skies on Sketrick


Sketrick Island is tiny and easy to walk around to admire the sea from all sides, which we did.
Enjoy the views!





Joining Tex for Good Fences - click below


And Skywatch Friday HERE

Many thanks for your interest.

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Sketrick Castle


Beside the bay with the boats from yesterday's post, stands the ancient ruins of Sketrick Castle.

It is estimated to have been built around the 15th Century. It was built as a four storey tower.


Amazing to think of this being all made by hand - look how thick the walls are!


One corner of the castle remains pretty much intact.


A beautiful restored stone archway.



This is my Tuesday Treasure linking with Tom HERE

And Our world Tuesday HERE

Many thanks for your comments!

Monday, 19 September 2016

Boats on the Blue



On a beautiful day in August, we made a trip to Comber/Newtownards and Whiterock.  It was a perfect day for sailing and admiring the boats on the blue, blue waters.

Below is the Light Ship Petrel or Ballydorn lightship.




Lots of little craft in the bay.


The blue skies weren't too bad either, that day! blissful!

Linking with Through My Lens HERE

Wordless Wednesday HERE

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Saturday, 17 September 2016

Saturday's Critters



This furry little critter was also trying to climb Slemish - we meet him on our way down all by himself.

This is the Northern Eggar moth caterpillar and is quite long and chunky! But very shy so I couldn't photograph his face.




Below - these wasps were in an excited state but I'm not sure why and I wasn't going closer!



Linking with Eileen's Saturday critters HERE

And Camera Critters HERE

Thanks for visiting and have a happy weekend!

Friday, 16 September 2016

Friday Roundup


A poem for Slemish is hung in the little visitor's centre carpark by Rev. Buick written I think, sometime in the 1870's


For Tom's Barn Collective an old stone barn at the foot of Slemish


Nearby is the village of Broughshane  (pronounced Bru - shane) where we had a lovely lunch and admired the floral displays



Broughshane has won many prizes as the Garden Village of Ulster.


The gable wall of a house on Main Street is colourfully decorated with butterflies.


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Thanks to all who visit and comment!

Happy Friday!