Thursday, 19 January 2017

Thankful Thursday

Feeling a little sheepish, but do you see what I see in this tree trunk?  Isn't that very like a sheep's face in the trunk? Or a goat?

Joining Michelle for Thankful Thursday  HERE  as I'm glad this week of school exams is done and the pressure is off for now...

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Anyone for Tennis?

The Tennis Dome in Wallace Park means that it's not just a summer sport for the citizens of Lisburn.  There are times and classes to suit all ages and abilities.

Linking with Signs, Signs HERE

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Church and Bell

St John's Parish church Kilwarlin Hillsborough, is rare in that it is the only one in the area with an open bell tower.

It was built in 1840, probably through the generosity of the Marquis of Downshire.

Linking today with Tom for Tuesday's Treasures HERE


Saturday, 14 January 2017

Saturday's Critters

During a bright afternoon walk around the lake, I paused momentarily to snap a few shots of a cygnet, nearly fully grown now.

Linking with Eileen's Saturday Critters HERE
Thanks Eileen!

Happy weekend!

Friday, 13 January 2017

Tide's Out

Dundrum  Bay on December 29.

Linking with

Skywatch Friday HERE

Tanya's Willy Nilly Friday HERE

Weekend Reflection HERE

Thanks for all your comments! Enjoy the weekend!

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Choosing Light

This was once the home of Sir Richard Wallace, famous Lisburn philanthropist and benefactor.
It's now part of the South Eastern Regional College

It would be easy for me to be swallowed up in the gloom that surrounds us here in Northern Ireland in the month of January... but I choose light and look for it even in the dullest, grey days, because usually there is a bright spot in every day,  (even speaking metaphorically!) for which I am thankful!

It does present difficulties when taking photos, but I persevered and found a break in the clouds at dusk in Castle Gardens.

 Linking  with

Tamar HERE for Little Things Thursday

Michelle for Thankful Thursday HERE

Skywatch Friday HERE

Wednesday, 11 January 2017


As a way of celebrating the  historical significance on the shaping of Belfast and its industrial strength, these tall sail like signs, bearing the names of the most well known Harland and Wolff built ships, line Royal Avenue.  

The Titanic sign is in front of the iconic Belfast department store Robinson & Cleaver.

Below you can see the sail like part of the sign reflected in  the Marks & Spencer store front - this one reads 'Olympic' and another says, 'Britannic'.

Linking with Signs, Signs HERE