A summer verge

July 27, 2019

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Following the Light through the lakeshore undergrowth,

April 07, 2019

Following the light through the lakeshore undergrowth, Winter into Spring..

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a last day of Summer mid Autumn

October 27, 2018

Autumn, October, getting nippy, full of blue skies, mosiac colour and those dancing leaves. Yesterday, on the woodland path edging the lake, I spotted a nest of….Harebells! Incredible. They didnt appear for ages this year with all that ferocious heat and drought, and now 3 or 4 of them tucked in at the foot of an autumn hedgerow! There was a line of snow on the mountains this morning.

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My Favourite Rock on the Lough Mask shoreline

June 23, 2018

Lough Mask is around 8,500 hectares in area, that’s about 83kmĀ² or 10 miles long by 4 miles wide depending on how you like your sizings.
It is the sixth largest lake in the country and with a maximum depth of 58 m it is one of the deepest.
Its shoreline is limestone pavement, great sheets of pocked, swiss cheese slabs stuffed with fossils, it’s deep fissures sheltering ferns and wildflowers.
There are volcanic flow rocks and large sandstone and limestone boulders carried and dropped off by rivers of ice; glacial erratics (stony-faced oddbods)
This is my favourite rock:

 

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Seagull Island with stripes and Plovers

May 21, 2018

Seagull Island, stripes and PloversĀ 

Late Spring is when Seagull Island, a barren stony finger of rock, resurfaces and the Plovers make a flying visit…A new plate in progress, A two plate print to add an extra stripe and texture

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wintry spring lake view

March 25, 2018

A few days of this year’s wintry spring lake view, Lough Mask nudies..

 

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Spring Snow, the Beast from the East

March 07, 2018

Lough Mask got a whisker brush from The Beast From the East, no great biting storm Emma or fierce snow storms. But it did get very cold and these last couple of days of tail end melting give modest bits of excitement….even if we didnt get within a snowball of a snowman. BooHiss!

 

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This morning light

February 06, 2018

this morning light…just before this mid-morning’s nose-biting grey sleet storm blur – good ‘ol February

 

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Sun along the January lake shore scrub

January 28, 2018

 

 

winter sun is incredibly exciting – there’s not much else going on and its low slung shots of light blast into parts usually humdrum and unstarry..

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autumn into winter, all over a weekend

November 29, 2017

A balmy, berry-rich, fat autumn was swept away into winter last weekend in a miserable slurry of rain and sleet

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