Wordless Wednesday : Climb Every Mountain!

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Tuesdays of Texture : Week 13, 2017

Galtee Mountains,Co Tipperary

Hiking in sunshine

I love the tufts of grass –  or maybe there are rocks hidden under some of them – watch where you put your foot!

This was taken on a hike in the Galtee mountains in Co. Tipperary on Sunday, a very long gradual climb (over 450 metres) to a lake nestled near the top of the mountain,  The lake is called Lough Curra, and to get there we followed the old ‘Ice Road’ which was used to draw ice down the valley to the big houses, and there is still evidence of ice erosion from the ice age, close to the lake at the top.

Lough Curra, Co Tipperary

Lough Curra

Here we are, having a break at the lake, before starting down the steep descent again.  About a week ago, we had some snow on high ground, and you can still see the remains of it on the mountain side.

Linked to Narami’s Tuesdays of Texture

 

Tuesdays of Texture: Week 6

Shehy mountains, West Cork

Patches of snow and winter grass

Can you hear the crunching of boots as we tramp through the cold?    This was us last Sunday on top of a frosty mountain in west Cork.  The views were great but there wasn’t so much time to stop and stare!

Shehy Mountain range, West Cork

Snow on the distant hills

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Vibrant : Weekly Photo Challenge

This is my ‘Vibrant‘ entry, my grand daughter, Caitlin, having fun in the Norwegian snow, all wrapped up in her winter colours, falling down, getting up again, falling down again, and getting covered in snow, and loving it all!

having fun in the snow

having fun in the snow

Photo 101 : Day 5 – Solitude

What is this life if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.

No time to stand beneath the boughs
And stare as long as sheep or cows.

No time to see, when woods we pass,
Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass.

No time to see, in broad daylight,
Streams full of stars, like skies at night.

No time to turn at Beauty’s glance,
And watch her feet, how they can dance.

Here are my entries for ‘Solitude’, one from West Cork, overlooking Bantry Bay, and my second photo is a beautiful sunset in Mana Pools, Zimbabwe, both great places to stop and admire the beauty of nature.

Time to stand and stare

Time to stand and stare

Sunset at Mana Pools

Sunset at Mana Pools

And I couldn’t resist this winter shot of my granddaughter in the first snow of the season last year, though she is probably checking out the best place to build a snowman, rather than enjoying the solitude!

First snow...fun times!

First snow…fun times!

Clouds Overhead

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Linked to Skywatch Friday

Travel Theme : Pink

Fuschias

Fuschias

Pink is a colour that always cheers people up, and is loved by all girls, big and little.   These pink fuschias remind me of a summer’s day, and I look forward to seeing the fuschias in bloom in the next few months.

And I will be putting on these trainers soon, to brighten up my evening walks.

Time to go walking!

Time to go walking!

And my sweet grand-daughter is pretty in pink as she enjoys the snow last winter

Fun in the snow

Fun in the snow

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