Will it ever stop? At least it has been slightly warmer today though the rain has been incessant.
Jim emptied a wheelbarrow on Sunday and now it is almost full with water. It's like a mini water feature! Where the builders have been dumping stuff and digging holes and making little hills, all the holes are now ponds! We quite like it and are considering keeping it.
I took Buster to the wood in spite of the rain. At least it is partially sheltered in there but very muddy and slippery.
Otherwise I have been catching up on blogs and chatting to my daughter on msn. I read Leatherdykeuk's book, An Ungodly Child, which I started before I went to the UK and finished while over there. It's one of those that's difficult to put down. I'll write a proper review if I can, I'm not really very good at that sort of thing but will do my best. It's a great book, buy it! That's my sort of review! Available at Amazon UK and can be ordered from Waterstones or W H Smiths.
I did take my camera today and as usual took too many photos, but had fun playing with some of them in Photoshop. I have turned some of them into poster form, but they really need to be full size (click on any of the photos) to appreciate the change.
The water in Lough Graney has risen during the past week. These fence posts are usually on dry land.
Puddles, reflections and dripping rain pools
The red rowing boat almost gone now. This is done as a poster
Semi submerged bushes and trees, the white house on the opposite shore can just be seen
A rather splendid rock
Lime green mosses plus a dark leaved holly
The wood, looking up from the lake. In poster form.
Beautiful, fresh mosses, rotting leaves and a single dark green ivy leaf.
Across the lough to Flagmount! I hope it's still there anyway
Moss and Fern covered trees at the edge of the Lough. Click on it and it will be clearer. The bottom branch is in the photo below, computer enhanced as a poster
This tiny trickle has become a raging torrent
Lichen, computer enhanced as a poster
2 lonely bull rushes and Flagmount briefly appeared
The path turned into puddles
I love the superb colours of this rotting fungi
Finally, Buster computer enhanced. It reminds me a bit of 'painting by number'
Tomorrow we're off to Ennis to put down a deposit on our wood pellet boiler and get Irish number plates for the car. Exciting stuff!