Saturday, 17 June 2017

Colourful birds

This is part of the animal sanctuary I shared last week and today I'm sharing some of the birds there.

The peacock and hens...

First time I've seen an orange duck...

Thanks to all who comment and visit.

Linking with Eileen for Saturday Critters HERE

Happy Saturday!

Friday, 16 June 2017

Friday Rambles and Reflection

I invite you to join me for my Friday ramble as I explore around the river and road . The river was low and surface smooth enough to make for a great sky reflection. Linking with Weekend Reflections HERE

Close to the river, an old farmhouse

Honeysuckle in abundance

And blackberry roses promise a good blackberry picking season.

Thanks for taking the time to visit!

Linking with Tanya for Willy Nilly Friday HERE!

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Typical Scenery

Around my area, this is pretty typical of the countryside and views over the farmland.
These photos were taken a few weeks back.

Thankful today for my dear mother who had a birthday yesterday and we had a lovely day celebrating together.  She is my greatest encourager and role model.

Good Fences from around the World HERE

Sky Watch Friday HERE

Thank you for being here too!

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Great Irish Famine Memorial Sign

On the Warrenpoint Harbor walk, this memorial sign has been erected back in 2015.

It reads:       The Lady Caroline

Commissioned by Newry, Mourne and Down District Council, in remembrance of those who undertook the passage between Warrenpoint Co. Down and New Brunswick, Canada, and all who suffered on the island of Ireland during the Great Irish Famine.

Linking with Signs, Signs HERE

Thanks !

Tuesday, 13 June 2017


Belfast Castle sits on the hills above Belfast and is used as a wedding venue.

The parterre has some interesting features!

It is illuminated nicely at night.

Linking with Tom's Tuesday's Treasures HERE

Our World Tuesday HERE

Saturday, 10 June 2017

Deer and donkey

We visited an animal sanctuary last Saturday.  These are the very tame Sika deer.

Cutest little fawn was more timid.

Sweet old donkey just loved the company.

This is a baby reindeer born just a couple of weeks before.

Linking with Eileen's Saturday Critters HERE

Happy Saturday!

Friday, 9 June 2017

Sweet shot!

I've called this the 'Sweet Shot' because the lorry crossing the bridge is one of our well known sweet suppliers in Northern Ireland.
The bridge is at Drumbeg, near Belfast and Malone.

Linking with Weekend Reflections HERE

Thursday, 8 June 2017

Day's End...

It was so good to head out for a walk near sunset after a day of heavy rain showers.  My daughter accompanied me and then obliged for some photos :-) So thankful she's willing to spend time with me!

 Just for Good Fences, I tried to capture the sun through the rusty barbed wire fence.

Day's End...

Have a good day today and thanks for coming by!

Linking with Good Fences HERE

Michelle's Thankful Thursday HERE

Skywatch Friday HERE

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

The Watering Hole

Wally's Watering Hole is now closed and awaiting new owners.  The name is derived from one of Lisburn's main Victorian
benefactors, Sir Richard Wallace.

Linking with Signs, Signs HERE

Monday, 5 June 2017

Monday Mural

Another mural alongside the R Space Gallery in Lisburn. The building behind is being renovated and is to be used by the Regional College. There are no names on this mural.

Linking with Monday Murals HERE

Thanks to all who comment!

Saturday, 3 June 2017

Here's Looking at you

Our friends the horses.  We had a pleasant chat yesterday!

Linking with Eileen's Saturday Critters HERE

Friday, 2 June 2017

Laid Bare

Bare. Spring has not been able to rejuvenate this old tree...

Linking with Weekend Reflections HERE

Happy Weekend!

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Thankful Thursday

Thankful this Thursday for the green, green grass of home.  And blue skies.  And fluffy clouds.

Linking with Michelle's Thankful Thursday HERE

Gosia's Good Fences HERE

Skywatch Friday HERE

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

The Nut was Good...

When we visited an activity farm last year, one of the fun things for families with young children to do was follow the Gruffalo trail.  The Gruffalo is a very popular children's story in the UK by Julia Donaldson, children's Laureate.

This sign is from the story.

Linking with Signs, Signs HERE

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Elmwood Church

This is the former Italianate styled Elmwood Presbyterian Church situated directly opposite Queen's University Belfast. It was built in 1860-2 and designed by John Corry.

The building now belongs to the University and is known simply as Elmwood Hall, a venue for arts.

Linking with Tom's Tuesday's Treasures HERE

Our World Tuesday HERE

Saturday, 27 May 2017

Little ones at the Lake

Well, these little ones have not quite made an appearance as of Wednesday but this patient mother swan has been sitting on her nest for almost a month now so I hoe next week to catch sight of some cygnets!

These little ducklings were being supervised by a young swan who was really just looking for handouts!

Grayling goslings and family day out!

Handsome bird!

Linking with Eileen's Saturday Critters HERE

Friday, 26 May 2017


Along the River Lagan towpath one evening we were able to see the new apartments under construction and their reflection!

Linking with Weekend Reflections HERE

Happy Weekend!

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Rose Gardens...a late visit

These are photos from my visit to the Rose Festival at Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon park, South Belfast last year.  I was only able to go after the best of the blooms had passed.

The roses are spread out over quite a large area of parkland.

The skies were pretty unusual that day too.

An area of trellis fencing and some smaller roses just fading.

These late bloomers were still lovely and sweetly scented.

Thankful for all my senses and the beauty of creation!

Linking with Michelle's Thankful THursday HERE

Gosia's Good Fences HERE

Skywatch Friday HERE

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Temperance Gymnasium Sign

Set up in the 1880's in Lisburn for young men, the Temperance Institute Gymnasium gave them somewhere to train and keep out of the public houses.

Presently the hall is used as part of the Bridge Community facility for public events.

Linking with SIGNS, SIGNS HERE

Monday, 22 May 2017

Kids these days!

This is the latest mural from the 'R Space' Gallery workshop entitled 'Kids these Days!'

I think my daughter is right to say this is a judge about to drop the gavel of judgement on today's youth and condemn them all.  Do you think that's the message from this mural?

Right beside it is this CHAOS mural.

Linking with Monday Murals HERE