Monday, 30 January 2017
At Cultra Folk Museum, a spade mill from Coalisland has been recreated. This spade mill had been in the Patterson family until the 1950's for four generations.
The spade had been the main cultivating tool , not the plough until later. The spade maker therefore, was a highly skilled and sought after craftsman, able to make up to 120 different spades!
Linking with Image-in-ing HERE
Tom's Tuesday's Treasures HERE
Saturday, 28 January 2017
Linking with Eileen's Saturday's Critters HERE
Thanks to Eileen for hosting.
Enjoy your weekend!
Friday, 27 January 2017
Thursday, 26 January 2017
Linking with Michelle's Thankful Thursday HERE
And Good Fences HERE
And Skywatch Friday HERE
Tuesday, 24 January 2017
Linking with Tom's Tuesday Treasures HERE
Monday, 23 January 2017
Thursday, 19 January 2017
Feeling a little sheepish, but do you see what I see in this tree trunk? Isn't that very like a sheep's face in the trunk? Or a goat?
Joining Michelle for Thankful Thursday HERE as I'm glad this week of school exams is done and the pressure is off for now...
Wednesday, 18 January 2017
Tuesday, 17 January 2017
St John's Parish church Kilwarlin Hillsborough, is rare in that it is the only one in the area with an open bell tower.
It was built in 1840, probably through the generosity of the Marquis of Downshire.
Linking today with Tom for Tuesday's Treasures HERE
Saturday, 14 January 2017
Friday, 13 January 2017
Thursday, 12 January 2017
|This was once the home of Sir Richard Wallace, famous Lisburn philanthropist and benefactor.|
It's now part of the South Eastern Regional College
It would be easy for me to be swallowed up in the gloom that surrounds us here in Northern Ireland in the month of January... but I choose light and look for it even in the dullest, grey days, because usually there is a bright spot in every day, (even speaking metaphorically!) for which I am thankful!
It does present difficulties when taking photos, but I persevered and found a break in the clouds at dusk in Castle Gardens.
Tamar HERE for Little Things Thursday
Michelle for Thankful Thursday HERE
Skywatch Friday HERE
Wednesday, 11 January 2017
As a way of celebrating the historical significance on the shaping of Belfast and its industrial strength, these tall sail like signs, bearing the names of the most well known Harland and Wolff built ships, line Royal Avenue.
The Titanic sign is in front of the iconic Belfast department store Robinson & Cleaver.
Below you can see the sail like part of the sign reflected in the Marks & Spencer store front - this one reads 'Olympic' and another says, 'Britannic'.
Linking with Signs, Signs HERE
Saturday, 7 January 2017
Friday, 6 January 2017
Happy Friday and time to join some link ups with photos taken last week at Tollymore forest Park.
I meant to mention on my post on Wednesday about the Hermitage, that Tollymore Forest was used as a location for the filming of several scenes in The Game of Thrones.
It was late afternoon and the golden glow of the setting sun was just apparent through the trees and reflected on the river.
The children adventure play park has a great deer and castle!
More reflections on the river - the still water in the gorge made for a good surface.
Sun dipping down through the trees...
Linking with Tanya's Willy Nilly Friday HERE
Weekend Reflections HERE