Wordless Wednesday : Reflecting on Nature

Reflections

Gougane Barra in West Cork

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SundayTrees – 275 Through the Mist

Carriganima, west Cork

Mist coming down from the mountain, West Cork

 

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Daily Post Photo Challenge : Solitude

Shehy Mountains on a cloudy day

Shehy Mountains on a cloudy day

The mountains are a good place to be alone, in solitude, unless of course like me you are part of a 50 strong group on a cold wintry day, all huddled together for company from the biting wind!  There always a chance to stride out on your own though, and enjoy the scenery of the distant hills, and a few isolated cottages in the distance.

Shehy Mountain range, West Cork

Snow on the distant hills.

And if you don’t want to go hiking, there’s always the call of the sea on a calm day.

Kinsale harbour, Co Cork

Lone sail boat

 

Tuesdays of Texture : Week 3 of 2017

West Cork Model RailwayOld ticket machine seen at the Model Railway Village in West Cork during the summer.    Doesn’t it look a bit like a visitor from outer space?

Tuesdays of Texture

Tuesdays of Texture : Week 49 of 2016

Castle Donovan

Castle Donovan, Drimoleague

Last Sunday we went on a hike in Dunmanway, West Cork, on a looped walk on the mountains around Castle Donovan.   This castle, also known as O’Donovan’s Castle, has been around since 1560, so it’s no wonder it looks a little weatherbeaten now!

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Linked to Narami’s Tuesdays of Texture

Weekly Photo Challenge : Edge

My photo was taken yesterday, in lovely Glengarriff in West Cork, looking across at Garnish Island  (in the centre of the picture) which is a small island full of exotic plants and shrubs, warmed by the Gulf Stream which helps to create a micro climate for all these unusual plants.

Garnish Island

Storm clouds over Garnish Island in Glengarriff

We had plans as we left Cork yesterday morning – stay in a nice B& B, which was fabulous, take a trip on the ferry to Garnish to explore the gardens and the newly restored house, and maybe fit in a round of golf!   Unfortunately, the weather was against us, and you can see from the photo, that we were just on the edge of a major downpour.   Back to the cosy Jim’s Coffee House for some more coffee and cake instead!    The day wasn’t entirely wasted!!

Jim's Coffee House

Coffee and Caramelised Apple Tart

Linked to Weekly Photo Challenge : Edge

 

Wordless Wednesday : Fairy Cottage!

Clonakilty, Co Cork

Midel Railway Village, Clonakilty

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