A Lingering Look At Architecture : June

Dawn from The Day After has given us a challenge this month to post some architectural buildings, here are a few of mine.    Head on over to Dawn’s blog to see some more.

Carry

The One Word Photo Challenge this week is to show a photo that means ‘Carry’.   Here is one I like, its a jaunting car in Killarney National Park, taking tourists through the park to admire the beautiful scenery.

Being carried along to view the scenery

Being carried along to view the scenery

Head on over to Sue’s blog to see more posts in this theme

Rhododendron – Friend or Foe?

The Rhododendron plant was first introduced to Ireland in the 1700s, from Europe and Asia, and is one of the most invasive non-indigenous plants in our parks and woodlands.   The plant has beautiful flowers, which come in a variety of colours, and can grow up to about 8 m in height, but unfortunately, the plant can be very dense, and takes over and kills any weaker plants in its path.    The National Parks in Killarney and Glengarriff (in fact all over Ireland)  are battling every year to contain this plant and prevent it from spreading.

We were walking in Glengarriff on Sunday, and saw some lovely cultivated plants in gardens, in a variety of colours.  These cultivated plants don’t cause too much of a problem, as they can be contained and not allowed to spread, but the ordinary purple type is found everywhere on hillsides and can become a real nuisance.

Here are a few shots of the blooms.

 

Quietly taking over!

Quietly taking over!

A Photo A Week Challenge : Green

Ireland is known for its greenery, probably due to the fact that it often rains here – softly, gently, and sometimes heavy, pouring cats and dogs!.  A well known and often used Irish expression is ‘It’s a soft day, Thank God’  There is an old ballad about Ireland, written by Johnny Cash, called ‘Forty Shades of Green‘ and these photos taken in Killarney National Park give some idea of the many shades and colours of green in nature.

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Linked to A Photo A Week Challenge

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge : Animals in Nature

My photos of animals this week are domestic animals, as the wild animals in Ireland are more elusive!

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Check out more posts here

Stairway to Heaven

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Torc waterfall in Killarney National Park,quite a climb, but totally worth it!

A Word a Week Photo Challenge : Frame

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Killarney, Ireland

My photos for this challenge were taken in Killarney, and the trees in the National Park do a good job of framing Torc Mountain and the Lakes of Killarney.

The Lakes of Killarney

The Lakes of Killarney

Another view of the Lakes

Another view of the Lakes

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