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Saturday, 31 October 2015

Saturday's Critters

 Last week I shared the kitty cat belonging to Blessingbourne, the country estate we visited back in August for the mountain bike trails.

They have quite a menagerie for visitors to see, though the main house is off limits. You can see it here with a couple of their horses in the field sloping down to the lake.



I hope the chickens enjoy the use of the kiddy slide!


The goats were inquisitive!



And the peacock looked like he owned the place!



Thanks for all your comments!

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Friday, 30 October 2015

Weekend Reflection

 Yesterday I shared some photos of Solitude park in Banbridge County Down, and today I am sharing these reflections in the same park where there is an interesting 'swirl' of poles with mirrors on the inner side of the post and made for fun reflective images.


The fall colours on the trees came over well

 Rich red fall foliage on the ground


Glad to have you visit and thanks for all comments.

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Thursday, 29 October 2015

Good Fences

 It's Thursday and here is my contribution to Tex's Good Fences.  I was in a nearby town, Banbridge,
 last week and had a few minutes to spare so took a walk in this newly refurbished riverside park.

A very eye catching stainless steel flower sculpture


Trees sporting beautiful fall colours


The bridge spanning the river Bann


The old locks were restored and placed in the landscaped garden area


Nicely curved railings



Fence reflection!


Glad you could join me and hope you enjoyed this park and its fences.
Thanks for all your comments!

Saturday, 24 October 2015

Here Kitty, Kitty!

 Here comes Kitty!

This pretty cat was very friendly when we visited Blessingbourne in August.



Sharing with Eileen and Saturday Critters.  Click here to see more fun critters!

Thanks for all your comments!
Happy Weekend!

Thursday, 22 October 2015

Texture of Good Fences

 Its time again for another Thursday with TexWis Girl and her wonderful meme 'Good Fences'

When I'm out on my bicycle its amazing how much more details I see as I tootle along our winding country lanes.  I saw these fence posts made out of concrete and had to take a closer look at them and then saw the texture better.  To me they look ancient - they've been there along time and have weathered rough storms.

The rusty old cable locks and fittings were cool to see.

  But I really liked the colourful lichen that had grown on the concrete and melded into it.



Down to the nitty gritty!

Thanks for taking the time to visit and comment.

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Saturday, 17 October 2015

Saturday Critters - Sheep


Time for another Saturday Critters link up with Eileen and this week I have a few shots I took of a breed of sheep I had not known of before.  I was out on my bike cycling along a country lane when I looked over a gate and saw this fella.  I was kind of surprised to see a sheep with a panda like face!

I think its a breed known as Churra from Spain although this one seems to have tighter wool but the markings are the same and very distinctive.

 He did not like it at all when I approached the gate to take photos and you can see his defensive stance!

He quickly made his way over to protect the younger sheep.


So glad you came by and thanks for the comments!

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Have a great weekend!

Christine

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Early Morning Good Fences

 Hello and welcome this fine Thursday to another Good Fences link up with TexWisGirl.

These are a couple of photos I took along the road from our home after I took the kids to the bus stop.

It was lovely to sit for a moment and savour the peacefulness over the misty landscape.


Thanks for your visit and hope you can comment and even follow along.

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Saturday, 10 October 2015

The Posse!


These were the cheekiest birds I've come across! they were stalking us for food as we strolled around the lake.


The park was crowded with these naughty guys!


Linking with Eileen's fun Saturday Critters
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Friday, 9 October 2015

Weekend Reflection

The warmer spell of weather here over the past week, has meant fog drops in overnight and the mornings begin like this-




This was taken about 8.45am Hillsborough Forest Park Lake.

Linking with WEEKEND REFLECTION

Thanks for visiting and commenting!

Thursday, 8 October 2015

Good Fences along the Towpath



We've been having somewhat of an Indian summer the last week or so.  Hubby and I had time off last week to enjoy some fresh air along a section of the river Lagan towpath, which runs from Belfast lough all the way through the countryside to other towns and was the major transport system of the Victorian era
This is a restored barge on the river though it doesn't go anywhere nowadays - just for visitors to see.



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This is the lock keepers cottage - pretty small!

 Above is a wooden carving remembering the horses who served along the towpath pulling the barges.

A bright red colourful bridge looking back to the lock keeper's cottage...


 The lock gates...


 Some of the birdlife we saw along the riverbank...



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Hope you enjoyed sharing my stroll along the towpath! 
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Friday, 2 October 2015

Weekend Reflection at the Giant's Causeway

For the final part of my tour around the Giant's Causeway, Northern Ireland, I am sharing a photo for Weekend Reflections.

The columns of basalt are reflected in this beautiful blue rock pool.
Click picture to enlarge for better detail.

Thanks for visiting!

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Thursday, 1 October 2015

Giant's Causeway Part 3 - Good Fences


When i was looking at the basalt rock columns, I could almost imagine the force of the eruption and the great  upward push and struggle there was as the ground swelled from underground pressure.



below you can see the great bowl there is and the zigzag pathway cut into the cliff which is called the shepherd's steps - all 163 of them - which takes you up onto the headland  and the wonderful coastal views.

 The rocks in the cliff side are nicknamed the pipe organ





Looking toward Portrush

  The exhilarating views along the coastal path





Hope you enjoyed your tour of the Causeway coast - it would be great to hear from you!

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