Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge : Metal and Wood

Window on the world

Window on the world

We came across this quaint traditonal old farmhouse near Kenmare, Co Kerry, that has been renovated to the style of the 50s,  and we enjoyed a cuppa and pastry in this room.   On the window along with the teapot and candlestick is what looks like an old meat safe, which would have been used for storage of perishables, and placed in the coldest part of the house.   I think the picture fits perfectly with Cee’s challenge for this week.

See some more entries here:

Whale Watching in West Cork

During the last week in August in Ireland we have been celebrating National Heritage Week, and we have been taking full advantage of the many activities taking place, a lot of them free, and visiting places that are not usually open to the public.

One such place that we visited was the lighthouse at Galley Head, to do some whale watching.    It was a beautiful sunny Sunday when we travelled the hour or so to Galley Head, beyond Clonakilty.    The whale watching took place in the grounds of the lighthouse, and was organised by the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWDG), who gave a talk on the different varieties of whales and dolphins that can be seen in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Ireland.

There were also Bird Watching Groups at the event, as large groups of birds usually follow the whales and dolphins, to take advantage of the copious amounts of fish and plankton disturbed by these huge mammals, so if ever you see large groups of birds circling over the water, it could be that there are whales nearby!

And did we see many whales…..not even one!    They were playing hard to get, I think!

We did have a lovely day though, and managed to get a few more interesting photos on our walk to the lighthouse

A Flock of Seagulls!

While walking by the estuary near Blackrock on Tuesday evening, we saw hundreds of seagulls resting on the mud at the edge of the water.    Gulls like to feed in flocks, so they were probably having a light supper on all the goodness left behind by the tide.    As the tide was out, we couldn’t get too close to them, so they were oblivious to the flash of the camera, and kept feeding and resting there.

Word Press Family Award

I am delighted to have won a Word Press Family Award, and thanks to Jill from Capt Jills Journeys, for passing this award on to me.    If you haven’t visited Jill’s blog, check on the link above and read some of the interesting articles and photos she posts.

The rules of the award are not too strenuous, and are as follows:

Award Recognition Procedure

  1. Display the award logo on your blog.
  2. Link back to the person who nominated you. (Here’s my link to the nominating post http://captjillsjourneys.wordpress.com/2014/01/05/wordpress-family-award-i-won-one/)
  3. Nominate 10 others you see as having an impact on your wordpress experience and family.
  4. Let your 10 Family members know you have awarded them.
    That is it.

And here are my nominees for the WordPress Family Awards…All these people have encouraged me in my -almost – 14 months Blogging, they have liked my posts and commented on them, and write great posts themselves that I enjoy reading.    Have a look at the links, I am sure you will enjoy their blogs also.

Livonne

Ouch My Back Hurts

A Scot in Norway

Le Drake Noir

The Rider

The Silver Voice

Red Stuff Dan

Wild Sherkin

KerryCan

Ruth2Day

Roy McCarthy

I think I bent the rules a little and mentioned 11, but there are so many others I could also include, so I hope you understand if you really, really wanted this award and I didn’t mention you.

Enjoy reading these blogs, and looking at the amazing photos, and laughing at their funny posts!

I will be in touch with the nominees shortly.

Cee’s Which Way Challenge : 2014 No. 1

While out and about on my travels today, I came across this sign which I think is perfect for this challenge.   The sign is surrounded by fields, so it could either mean that we should look out for cattle crossing the road at this point, or, it could mean ‘Beware of the Bull’

Beware of the Bull...ooops, the Cow!!

Beware of the Bull…ooops, the COW!

For more posts check out http://ceenphotography.com/2014/01/08/cees-which-way-challenge-2014-1/

Progress on My Knitting

My shawlette is moving!  I think ..and hope..I am about half way through.  It is not a very simple pattern, with the result I have to follow the pattern for every row, but I learned a few new things since starting, like w+t…wrap and turn, something I never came across before, but it seems to be working, after a fashion anyway. Even if there are a few mistakes,no one is going to stop me in the street and examine my work for exactness!

This seems to be the widest part of the work, so, as they say, its all downhill from here.

My shawlette, making progress.

My shawlette, making progress.

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