Posts Tagged ‘limestone’

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 83km² 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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morning birch

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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pavement snack crayfish head

Street food and pavement art

September 23, 2017

shellfish snacks, mosaics, limestone pavement

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small green plant sprouting

Fertilisation: my guess…

June 22, 2017

Those little egg cups are lined with silt, pooled with water and colonised by algae – the gulls and cormorants splash great dollops, hare and deer sprinkle a few pellets, the wind desiccates and whips up a concoction then off it goes…!

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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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wet plate limestone pavement

Limestone Pavement, Lough Mask. A new plate

April 26, 2017

The limestone shoreline on our side of Lough Mask looks like a pavement made from slabs of exposed rock, the blocks separated by narrow, shallow fissures.  When the winter floods sink back, the lake leaves a thin film of white silt which settles into time/water eroded sharp-edged small holes or cups in the limestone. Chunks […]

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Winter Lake

January 10, 2017

A mild enough January this new year. No endless rain meant no flooding which helped the lake stay where it should be ..at the foot of the limestone pavement and not in the garden! But it is winter in the west of Ireland which still means wet ground and darkness, and broken cloud and blinding […]

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wet plate, this side of the last pond

This side of the last pond, a new plate in progress

December 4, 2016

This side of the last pond a new version of the last rock pool on the loop walk, cut off at its Lough Mask end by a line of birch trees and scrub, and cut into the limestone pavement. Clicking on the thumbnails will enlarge them…

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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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rain buttercups

summer to the solstice

June 27, 2016

The first half of summer, to the solstice midpoint; lots of cloud, lots of rain, lots of growth, lots of midge swarms, all damp and dreary – making those bursts of light very exciting!….

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