Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Farm Stands

We stopped by this farm selling their homemade cheese on Route 7 Vermont and I'll admit it was this cool old truck with the sign on it that made us stop and go back.

In the front of the farm shop, there was another old truck with pumpkins on the back and a good sign.

Back along Cloudland Road this bright red barn was part of Elm Grove Farm and they had a neat little old wagon with produce for sale including famous Vermont Maple Syrup.  We brought some home for our pancakes!

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Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Cloudland School, Vermont

I'm just home from a wonderful fall road trip in New England, so apologies for not being around to visit but I'm hoping to catch up today.

Cloudland Road,  Woodstock Vermont, has to be one of the most beautiful places we travelled.  These were taken last Saturday Oct. 14.  The weather was perfect, the skies were blue and here the foliage was lovely though just past peak in some places and in others not quite peak.  Apparently this fall  was one of the 'weird' foliage seasons.

This was the schoolhouse right on the hilltop and was in use until 1954. Now it's a private property.

Joining Tom for Tuesday's Treasures HERE

Our World Tuesday HERE

Image-in-ing HERE

Sunday, 15 October 2017


Just a clue as to where I ve been the past couple of days...

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Loughshore Walk

 At the end of September I was north of Belfast & stopped for a walk along the lough, thankful for a day of sunshine after days of rain.

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Some Treasures at the Ulster Museum

This is part of the exterior of the Ulster Museum, an unusual bow of a boat on this window ledge!

A large metal sculpture at the entrance...

My favourite piece of artwork, the Waterford Sconce by  World renowned glass sculptor Dale Chihuly.  It is a thing of beauty!

There were also two stained glass windows inside.  This one depicts the flax growing in Ireland

And this is the importance of water as it flows in the rivers to the sea.

Thanks for joining me.

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Monday, 9 October 2017

Berry Street Church Mural

Funded by the  Belfast City Council, this mural on the gable end of Berry Street Presbyterian church has a stained glass look with  many scenes from the Bible in them.

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Have a good week.

Saturday, 7 October 2017


I prefer photographs of living creatures but hedgehogs are not easy to find being very shy nocturnal animals.  This one was on display at the Ulster museum which I visited on Thursday.

(More from there next week.)

They grow  to about the size of a man's hand.

Linking with Eileen's Saturday Critters HERE

Have a great weekend!

Friday, 6 October 2017

Friday Favourites

The Twelve Arches Bridge, Murlough County Down.

On our Granite Trail Hike in the Mournes we passed an old disused quarry. Interesting to have a look around....

A waterfall has formed there.

The bare face of the quarry.

Thanks for visiting

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Thursday, 5 October 2017

More from the Mournes

We felt the need to go hiking in the Mournes again and set off on a brilliant, crisp morning.

Just before the seaside town of Newcastle, at the foot of the mountains, I stopped at this little picnic area and looked through the 'porthole' there for this shot of the northern slopes of the Mournes and Donard the highest peak in the middle.

We found ourselves on the Granite trail which takes you out above the treeline and affords super views over the bay and Newcastle below.

Over the stile and across the heather...

This view looks east across the Irish sea and we could just make out the Isle of Man.

Being able to enjoy this makes me thankful!

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Thankful Thursday HERE

Sky Watch Friday HERE

Thank you for coming by!

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem

While we were in Nottingham a few weeks ago, we stopped at the oldest inn in England, Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem dating back to 1189!

It is tucked into the side of Castle Hill and is supposed to be haunted.

Linking with Signs, Signs HERE

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Train Station

The station was opened on 12 August 1839 by the Ulster Railway. The station buildings were rebuilt in 1878, designed by William Henry Mills, for the then newly formed Great Northern Railway of Ireland (GNRI). (Source: Wikipedia)

The yellow brick is more uncommon as redbrick was used in the majority of other stations around the country.

In the photo below you can make out the GNR letters in wrought iron for Great Northern Railroad.
(All that wire is to preventing pigeons from roosting)

Summer flower baskets brighten the platforms.

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