Posts Tagged ‘lake’

lake hedgerow autumn colour

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 […]

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my favourite rock in situ, marked with a red arrow

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 […]

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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 7, 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 6, 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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Fat Old Willow at Lough Na Fooey…a new plate drying

October 31, 2017

Lough Na Fooey (‘Lake of the winnowing winds’) is a small glacial valley lake ringed by steep sides just over the Partry mountains on the far end of Lough Mask. The north east side is Mayo, the south west Galway. Its western end gets the Devil’s Mother mountain, a sandy beach, a sandy bottom, and […]

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Street food and pavement art

September 23, 2017

shellfish snacks, mosaics, limestone pavement

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2 dogs and bird by a pond on lakeshore

That was the summer down at the lake

September 11, 2017

Summer 2017, apparently it was wetter, colder, soggier, duller than normal. It felt like the quickest one on record anyway. On the good news front, cooler, damper weather gave lusher greener growth on the lake shore – that thin layer of soil can dry out very rapidly.

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