Monday, 31 October 2016

Monday Morning Mist

One of the nicest places to be on a mist morn - lake tranquility.

Saturday, 29 October 2016

Critter Relation

Our cute canine relation, Oscar, my nieces' ShiTzu.

He loves being brushed.

Saying goodbye on the steps
He enjoys the company!

Thanks for visiting and for Eileen who hosts Saturday's Critters HERE

Happy Saturday!

Friday, 28 October 2016

A Ray of Light

Early morning sunrise at the lake.

Filtered sunbeams through the fallen leaves.

 Some sunsets as the rays sink westward

Thanks for your visit and comments and to our hosts

Skywatch Friday HERE

Tanya's Willy Nilly Friday HERE

Weekend Reflections HERE

Happy Weekend!

Thursday, 27 October 2016

A simpler Time for Good Fences

Sharing a few Good Fences from the Folk Park again, this time at Uriah Hupp's Western Pennsylvanian log cabin.

Love the white picket fence, of course.

Very inviting, let's go visit.

I could move right in and enjoy the porch.

Thanks for coming by and be sure to visit Good Fences by clicking the link below.

Have a great day!

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Al Fresco Dining!

In the Middle of Belfast,  on Donegal Pass, I came across this interesting fun community garden project.  The name makes me smile!

The fruit and vegetables grown there are sold by volunteers on the site and they also offer tea and coffee with tomato sandwiches and the liken for hungry passers-by.  The nice lady I spoke to also gave me a little bit of the history of the area.

A bright spot in the middle of the city.

Linking with Signs, Signs HERE

Have a great day!

Monday, 24 October 2016

Old Log Barn

I am sharing a few pics of the PA log barn at the museum for Tom's Barn Collective HERE

You could almost believe you were in Pennsylvania ...

Thanks to Tom for hosting.

Have a great week.

Saturday, 22 October 2016

Saturday's Critters

I'm joining Eileen for Saturday's Critters with some pics of the poultry we saw at the Folk Park.  The hen above, was dressed in her seasonal best - almost camouflaged!

These girls were too busy to pay us much mind.

See more critters at Viewing Nature with Eileen HERE


Friday, 21 October 2016

Friday's Favourites UAFP Part 5

The  Log Cabin 
Pumpkin Hollow
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Pennsylvania Log Cabin built by the Mellon Family

Mirror to the Past Life of a Post Office

Reflections of a Colonial Past

Reflecting on today's Prescription
Thanks to Tanya For hosting Willy nilly Fridays HERE

 and James for hosting Weekend Reflections HERE

Hope you enjoy your weekend!

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Good Fences at the Folk Park Pt 4

So this is as close as I can come to New England in the Fall.  In the Ulster American Folk Park, the idea is that you experience the journey many made from Ireland in the 1800's when they emigrated to the New World and settled in America.  You 'arrive' in the New World via a replica dry docked boat and then the museum has recreated typical housing and buildings from Pennsylvania and West Virginia and the newest home is the Tennessee Rogan Plantation house.

The fencing has even been recreated. Below is the original stone house built in Lancaster county PA by Samuel Fulton who emigrated from Donegal in 1724.

The day was perfect to enjoy the fall leaves.

A special piece of America in Northern Ireland!

Linking with Tex' Good Fences where you can see fences from around the globe.

Many thanks for coming by and commenting!

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Old Town Signs

This is the replica main street in the Ulster American Folk Park with its cobbled street and old business.

These were some of the interesting shop signs

Linking with Signs Signs HERE

Thanks for all your comments!

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Ulster American Folk Park Pt 2

Lets head along the laneways of County Tyrone among the whitewashed cottages and here is the Mass House  - I loved the shadows on the wall above.

Simple thatched cottage with its own charm

The one room school house - smoke rising from the peat burning in the fireplace

Lessons are in full swing and these youngsters seem to be soaking it up!

Linking with Tom's Tuesday's Treasures Here