Walk through Dillons' Wood and Lough Graney
As the days get shorter, Buster gets less playing time with his friends, so we took him for a walk to Dillons' Wood which is right next to Lough Graney. This is probably Buster's favourite walk. The floor of the wood was a real carpet of leaves today and the beech trees looked fabulous in their Autumn colours:
Jim at the brow of the hill in Dillons' Wood. What colours.
A Carpet of Leaves. Click on it and you might spot Buster.
Look at that tiny toadstool on the top right! Beautiful rich green moss, bronze beech leaves and some more fungi on the stick.
Buster was waiting up ahead and I called him back for a 'sweetie' (dog treat)!
I saw several leaves with single oak apples or galls on them then I spotted this leaf with 4 on. Apparently they have an insect inside them.
The first thing Buster does in Lough Graney is have a drink.
The Blue Green algae is back in the lake. It looks like paint but is actually a naturally occurring phenomena. Bea, I'm sure there's an art quilt in this photo for you.
No Lough post is complete without the bull rushes.
Jim found a stone to 'bounce' on the water!! It looks like a duck I think.
2 Mallards climbed up onto the rocks, they were quite a way away so it's not a wonderful photo. The 2nd one is hiding behind the bush!
This one is holding his wing out to dry.
Jim on the rocks.
I caught Buster jumping from rock to rock. He's so fast it's all a blur!
This one's a little better!
A good shot of Jim.
We called Buster away from the rocks. Of course he could smell where the ducks had been and kept trying to find them. He did follow us though and we walked to the end of the wood and followed the path up to the road. We passed the amazingly large leaved oak tree above.
A close up of the top stem.
Jim took this photo of drops of rain on blades of grass contrasting with the bronze beech leaves underneath.
He took this one of me - is this what they call soft focus?? No? You're right, it's blurred!
Buster had fallen some way behind so we called him and here he is charging to catch us up, ears flapping!
Back at The Deenery, I took this photo of the 'Liquid Amber' leaves before they all fall off. I then played on the computer with photo shop and changed the photo with lots of different filters!
This was using a 'Fresco' filter and I love the effect it gave. If you click on it to enlarge, it is even better.
In the afternoon we set about putting up the bathroom 'furniture'. Toilet roll holder, glass shelf above the sink, glass cabinet and a hook for flannels. I took one more photo to show you the latest stage! Almost done.
The last thing to buy is the mirror for above the basin and we are going to Ennis to buy that tomorrow. Can you see my arm reflected in the cabinet?
Bertie Boiler was belting out heat this evening and I put one of my rugs in front of it. BlackJack soon discovered it:
The Cat Sat on the Mat I think!
Then Buster joined him. He pretended BlackJack wasn't there by turning his back to him.
Jim took this shot of them later on. Doesn't BlackJack look all neat and tidy? Buster just splays out all over the place. They look like real homely photos to me.
Today the weather has been a bit chilly with a little drizzle but really just very Autumnal.
I have started a new latch hook rug tonight. Buster ate one of my latch hooks but luckily I found another. Bad dog, no biscuit, as Rachel would say (one of my daughters in law).
Happy Tuesday everyone.