Saturday, 31 March 2018


From our trip to the Mournes on Wednesday.  These friendly donkeys came over to see us beside the little viewpoint carpark.
You can see the red gate in between the first donkey's ears!

So we walked to the gate and they followed us.

The wonderful views over the valley.

Linking with Eileen for Saturday's Critters HERE

Wishing you a blessed Easter!

Friday, 30 March 2018

Mellow Yellow

I associate the colour yellow with Spring and on my walks recently I've been noticing all those yellow touches around me.  From houses and flowers of course, yellow heralds the spring!

To join Weekend Reflections HERE  I'm including the sky reflection in the river, taken on Monday.
(just a hint of mellow yellow sun there!)

Linking with Willy Nilly Friday HERE


Thursday, 29 March 2018


Yesterday we were all off on a quick road trip around the Mournes as the spring like weather was pleasant and the views inspiring!

Thankful for time together and uplifting countryside views!
This is a well kept whitewashed stoned pillared gate - the red is a common paint choice for gates and doors in this part of the country.

Linking with Michelle's Thankful Thursday HERE

Good Fences HERE

Sky Watch Friday HERE

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Vintage Tearooms

A bright pink paint finish has been added to The Vintage Rooms in the village of Hilsborough.
I have enjoyed lunch here on occasion, but not since its makeover.  It is popular, being across the road from the Castle.

Linking with Signs Signs HERE

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Gatelodge, Wallace Park

This is the renovated park gate keeper's lodge at Wallace Park Lisburn. Above, this was taken in February.  The original lodge was built in 1885.

Below are pictures I took last summer.

The architectural details on the roof and chimneys have been carefully preserved.

Linking with Tom's Tuesday Treasures HERE

Our World Tuesday HERE

Saturday, 24 March 2018

Rockin' Robin!

I have been thrilled to see these wee robins - my favourite little birds in the UK - several times out on my walks last week.  The first robin was seen at the Quoile River walk, Downpatrick, and the two photos below were taken at Hillsborough Forest Park.

They are a naturally friendly, inquisitive little bird!

Thanks for all your comments!

Thanks to Eileen for hosting Saturday Critters HERE

Happy Saturday!

Friday, 23 March 2018

Friday Five

Gorse flowering - a sure sign Easter is near!

Lighthouse Reflection

Walk in the Light

Swans seeking treats!

Spring hasn't reach the Japanese Gardens...yet!
Thanks for coming by!

Linking with Tanya's Willy Nilly Friday HERE

Weekend Reflections HERE