The Good Earth
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Bealtine the celtic beginning of summer.
|Summer snowflake down by the riverside|
|Across the road, over the neighbours garden wall|
|Apple blossoms in the back garden|
One of the several shrubs in the front garden
|Daisies glistening in the sun|
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
|This little Spideog is singing its heart out in my garden morning, noon and night and getting more friendly with each day, it is difficult to say if it is a male or female, as both look identical. Spideog is Irish for Robin.|
Monday, April 15, 2013
|On Saturday morning at the market, I spotted some nice bouquets of dried lavender for sale. |
The bouquets brough to mind some photos that I had taken last summer
|Busy bumble bees happily buzzing around pollinating the lavender|
|The Tortoiseshell butterflies almost queuing up to get at it|
|Even the Large White butterfly, often referred to as the Cabbage White, abandoned the cabbage patch for the lavender|
|The peacock too was very interested in the it, not for any good reason, only to eat the butterflies|
|And this little lady I thought might be nice here, but I'm afraid she doesn't look too happy.|
Monday, April 8, 2013
|Harry looking happy and content and getting ready to settle down.|
|I wondered if he was just nodding off or hanging his head in shame after eating all my goldfish, again.|
Sunday, March 31, 2013
|Bothan Scóir, was usually a small, basic one roomed cottage of the poor landless labourer who worked for the local landlord.|
Most cottages had half doors and earthen floors. The earthen floor comprised of gravel, straw, sand, dirt and clay, sealed with linseed oil. Because of the unevenness of some floors, three legged pots and stools were used, some stools had legs with slightly different lengths, making it easy to position them on such floors.
I took the photo's last August on a visit to Bunratty Folk Park.
Linked to: http://smilingsally.blogspot.com
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Cheeko, the neighbours cat, deciding what to have for dinner, a shubunkin, a red cap oranda, a koi or maybe just a plain goldfish
Got nothing there
A bird might be nicer
Maybe a bee or a butterfly
A quite snooze might be best.
Who would ever think, the cat, a cherished pet, is supposed to be the second most serious threat to the song bird population around the World.
Sunday, May 30, 2010
These two glamour boys are living in our area for a few years , they are often seen walking the road and visiting gardens, they are regular visitors to my garden, at night they take off and sleep in some high trees in the area.
Monday, May 24, 2010
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
After a long day swimming, ducking and diving and mucking about on the river, Deirdre and Diarmuid Duck spent a romantic evening standing on the river wall admiring the view
watching the sun go down and quacking about building a nest
When the nest was built, Deirdre laid 10 eggs, and after 28 days, Siobhán, Sinéad, Órflaith, Eóin and Dónal Duck arrived, and little Buí, the odd one out. All are doing very well and living happily on the river Shannon.