Tuesday, 29 September 2015

More Giant's Causeway

 Sharing some more of my photos from the Giant's Causeway.  They were all taken on the same day - the weather changes quickly from one moment to the next here in N. Ireland!

The rock colour changes and varies with tide marks and the light - sometimes it even looks like honeycomb!

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Monday, 28 September 2015

Mosaic Monday - Giant's Causeway

 A few weeks ago, we visited The Giant's Causeway, a World Heritage site on Northern Ireland's Antrim coast.

The hexagon shaped rocks are unique to this area and there are columns and columns of this volcanic rock sloping down into the sea.

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Friday, 25 September 2015

Of Ducks on the Pond

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When I was out last week I spotted these ducks taking a nap or maybe enforcing the fishing rules!
I  loved the reflection
There are lots of mallards.  The green of the males' heads is very vivid


  The sheen of green when the sun shines on his head

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Thursday, 24 September 2015

Thursday's Good Fences

Here are my photos for this
 Thursday's Good Fences link up with The Run*A*Round Ranch.

I am sharing some more of the photos I took whilst walking around the village of Hillsborough.

This gate is very striking with its bold, asymmetric pattern.  The archway was probably the old stable yard entry but now leads to private residences.

These next photos  are taken just around the corner in front of the former borough council offices.

you can just see the red brick building in behind the fence/hoarding which was a lovely old building a suited the character of Hillsborough, where most of the original buildings are from the Georgian era.

Typical of council bureaucracy, the offices have been left to languish and become an eyesore and someone has thought by erecting this hoarding fence scene in front of it, that it will be all better.

Abit like sticking a Band-Aid over a 6" gash...

The old post box is still in use :-)


Another angled view of the imitation fence hoarding...
Tell me what you think about this kind of fending... I'd love to read your views!

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Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Fruits of Fall - Wordless Wednesday on Tuesday!

 Some fall fruits growing along our hedgerows

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Saturday, 19 September 2015

Saturday Critters - Donkeys

I found some willing models to pose for me!  These docile donkeys turned and showed off their best side !

   Best foot forward!   Don't you love their long ears?

Just relaxing on a warm Saturday afternoon

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Friday, 18 September 2015

Weekend Reflections - Ballywalter Park Pt 2

`Some pictures from last week's visit to Ballywalter Park

This little stream flows through the grounds and the sun came out for us just at the right time.
You can see the tape streaming across on the other side which was there to prevent nosy members of the public from getting onto the well manicured lawns.

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Thursday, 17 September 2015

Good Fences - Ballywalter Park

 Welcome to another Good Fences link up with TexWisGirl.

This past weekend was European Heritage Open Day which allows the public access for free into some of the nations wonderful historic homes and buildings.

We decided to visit Ballywalter Park on the Ards Peninsula, having never visited before.  Thankfully the weather held up.

Ballywalter Park is privately owned and the upkeep alone must be staggering, considering the size of the house and the outbuildings and estate.

I took quite a few photos, so browse through at your own pace!

The stable yard above.

Gates to the Walled Garden, which unfortunately was closed to the public.

I think this might be the oldest wheelbarrow I've ever seen - if that's what it is!

The parklands and bridge
I spy through the balustrades ...

One of the best parts of the house is the domed conservatory,recently restored...

  View under the dome...

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Saturday, 12 September 2015

Saturday Critters - Moo!

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We went out blackberry picking yesterday and along the way said hello to these young heifers.

I can't believe how much they've grown over the summer as they were small calves a couple of months ago.  They all came over to see us - I love the picture below of the single cow running across to the others, afraid she'll miss out on something!

See the hedge full of ripe haws - a sure sign this will be a hard winter.

We had time for a game of peekaboo - or peekamoo - sorry, excuse my lame pun!

Love their sweet faces!

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