Posts Tagged ‘green’

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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Woodland Walk – the warm, sunny season

August 31, 2017

The ancient woodland lying in a long narrow strip against the lakeshore is flood-prone (or you could just say it gets drowned every year) and thick with Ash, Alder and Birch; hardy regenerating types. Maybe the annual soaking helps distribution and fertility – the shrub layer is chock full of hawthorn, willow, hazel, spindle, holly, […]

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meadow buttercups

summer in the meadow

July 31, 2017

Nose to the meadow ground, chin in the mud looking through grasses and thistles, buttercups and dandelions at clouds and blue skies, sunrise, sundown..

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eggcups of silt/sediment

Spring Lake

May 4, 2017

Lough Mask is sinking back slowly leaving a creamy-grey sediment on seemingly barren rock. The summer shoreline has been under lake water for months. By March it started to reappear, then drowned a second time under inevitable Spring rains. The levels have dropped back in April and the new profile is taking shape. No great […]

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Blackthorn

Blooms blooming

April 12, 2017

Everything is slower in the west (time wise!). Word comes from the East; in Dublin the Cherry trees have been blooming for weeks. Our side of Ireland has a more considered, one by one, bloom. Humph. The Blackthorn is fully out, even its little green leaves are starting to bud by now – an advanced […]

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Buds budding..

March 20, 2017

Spring is taking a grip with trees beginning to bud, small pockets and hazes of green are appearing on and between the dark bare branches  

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lough Mask, foreshore trees, rain on far mountains

November on the Lough Mask shoreline

November 28, 2016

This early winter month November on Lough Mask has been misty, soft and cuddly, and hard as nails, steel-blue freezing

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Green Summer

August 23, 2016

Lots of warm rain fattening up lots of green lush..peaking mid August, green summer through the trail, just days before the yellow turn The winter larder is greening up too, just starting hints of colour…apart from the amazing Guelder Rose, already a rich magnificent red, unmissable in the shrub and treeline

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