Thursday, 15 December 2016


Sharing a few recent photos from my morning walkabout when the sun came up and the sky was blue and the frost lingered on the hedges and fields.

This is a typical barn here in Northern Ireland, with an arched roof and corrugated tin sides.

The shadows of the fence and gate show up well.

I don't know if this older barn will survive.  As you can see, there is a newly built home going up behind it and it might well obstruct their view over the valley.

Linking today with Skyatch Friday HERE

And as it becomes available Good Fences HERE

And Tom's Barn Collective HERE

Best wishes


  1. Lindas e belas fotografias, gostei de ver.
    Um abraço e continuação de boa semana.

  2. Christine, in your first photo the ivy is amazing growing up the trees! Are the hedges made of hawthorn? I've heard that hedges of hawthorn are used to fence animals.

    1. Yes the hedge is hawthorn & is very, very widely used in this area of County
      Down to mark out field boundaries & provide ' fencing' to keep in sheep & cattle.
      Ivy is also widespread but is a tree killer, making trees unsteady & liable to crash in a bad storm.

  3. Hello, I love the views of the sky and trees in the first two images. I always love the red barns too. Great captures from your walk. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day and the weekend ahead!

  4. a nice walkabout with you this morning...hope the new people don't mind the little barn in their view! i wouldn't!

  5. Beautiful! Good for you for being out and about so early on a frosty morning.

  6. Beautiful morning!! Isn't morning the BEST time to walk:)...frost and all!! haha... Like the barn too.

  7. That first shot is amazing, looking at cold -15.5 C today with snow coming

  8. The first image is so telling, cold, clear and frosty. Walking around you would hear a crunch under your feet I bet. Nice images Christine and have a wonderful day.

  9. It does look rather frosty in your first image.

    beautiful views though for your walk.

  10. You've got some nice looking weather there.

  11. I like the look of that old barn. I hope they don't knock it down!

  12. We have not had frosst over here this week and it is actually quite mild but today it is miserable with the rain. Lovely shots

  13. Hi Christine, I popped over here from Skywatch Friday. Amazing phenomena of the ivy growing up the tree trunks. I love the barn and it's sad that it might be pulled down... Have a great day. Jo

  14. Wow - I love your first photo - the light, the colors, the composition - it's all sooo pretty!

  15. the first image is really beautiful, really special!! and the way you photographed the barn - makes me want/need a peak inside!!!