I couldn't believe it when the sun was shining today, so I took Buster down to the lake - the short walk this time. Unlike our last walk, when the heavens opened almost as soon as we'd got out of the door, the sun stayed out. There wasn't much heat in it and it was windy, but lovely all the same.
This is the stream we walk past that flooded the bottom of our road. I took this 2 days ago.
You can see that things have calmed down a lot in the photo above, taken today.
Walking along the road to the lake and half of it is dry at least.
The sky was beautiful and the sun shone on the wet grass.
We passed Kevin's tractor and Merriman is sitting by the barn, guarding the cows, now warm inside.
The fishing stand is still well under water. You can just see the sign at the end of it poking out of the water. I took this from Kevin's garden.
This was as far as we could venture today.
As I turned to go back to the path, this cloud was over Kevin's house. It almost looks like smoke belching from his chimney.
Lough Graney looks beautiful, blue and calm.
There were more wonderful clouds on the way back.
The wind farm was quite clear on the horizon. If you click on any photo to enlarge it, you can see more detail.
Grasses and Wire
Kevin's cattle in the barn, happily feeding. Buster wondered if there was anything for him!
More super clouds, one like a teddy's head, and Lough Graney in the distance. Sunshine!
Probably my favoutite photo of the day.
Here I joined 2 photos to show the long shadows the sun was making on the hillside.
In The Deenery Garden Today
This little sycamore tree is just inside our gate and the leaves are only just turning.
A pretty fern with leaves below it and gravel on the right among mossy stones.
This rose weaves in among the magnolia bush and is still covered in buds. It's been a real treat this year.
A lot of the campanula has had a new lease of life.
'The Woven' had blown over in the storms, so I stood it up again. It's getting very faded:
The geranium have managed to survive some cold nights.
And the abutilon.
The heather is looking pretty both at the front...
and the back.
A few marigolds are still hanging on
and this pretty osteospernum.
Can you believe this lupin? You'd think it was July!
One of the fairies on The Fairy Hill, a bit buried in the grass!
From there I took this photo of the cottage. You can clearly see the old part and the new, flat roofed extension.
Finally, along it came.... more rain!
Inside, the cats had made themselves comfortable on my chair! Typical.
I hope you enjoyed our walk to the lake and a little one round the garden.