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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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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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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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