Blue Skies over Lough Graney
The sun is streaming through my double doors as I sit here typing. It's still ridiculously cold outside and seems to have been white forever. It's all frost, ice and sparkle. Better than the UK where they are up to their necks in snow.
I have been gradually moving things into my office and it's beginning to look a bit more 'Gina-like'. Jim put a long piece of wood up on one wall so I can hang things from it, which is much better. I have more shelving to come from the UK but can manage with boxes for now. I tried to do a photo joiner all along the desk wall but it's a bit of a jumble. I'll put it on anyway and you can try and work it out!
The CD holder on the left seems to have come adrift!
I have put up some curtains. They were in the kitchen diner over the doors but are no longer needed in there, so they will do for now. Buster had to get in the act as usual!
The opposite wall. There will be shelves here eventually.
More boxes and the start of the shelves.
Lots of 'stuff' on the shelves.
The door, steps, CD rack (miraculously mended), book case and my chair.
Finally, I took this photo from the door. The whole room looks so much smaller now it is full of my things, but it makes it cosy.
We've just taken Buster for a walk to the lake, which is now almost completely frozen over. It's quite amazing. On the way back, we saw the little tribe of children walking up over Martin's hill (in front of our cottage) with Millie and one of the dogs from the Dillons house in tow. Of course, Buster went and joined them! We decided to call in and see Hilary and Joe (Millie's mum and dad) as Jim wanted to find out what the road situation was/is. We had a cup of tea, Christmas Cake (marvellous - made by Hilary's mum) and a good chat, catching up on the local gossip, of which there was plenty.
It was just going dark as we walked up the hill to ours and there was no sign of Buster. Millie and the children had arrived back at theirs while we were still there. Buster still hasn't arrived home and now we're worried that he's gone out on the ice. I'm sure he'll turn up soon. Good news, he's just turned - and wouldn't tell us where he's been.
I took Buster for a long walk through the wood and down to the lake a few days ago. I took so many photos it is taking me ages to sort them out and adjust them where necessary. Here are a few of them:
I took this to show how far the ice has ventured across Lough Graney. The dark section is water, the rest is ice. This was taken on the 3rd January and now it's almost totally frozen over.
Where the water level has gone down, the ice has stayed on the rock.
The fence to nowhere.
Frozen lake reflections.
Lough Graney to Flagmount
An icy waterfall in the shallows.
A rock hat...
Wind and ice on Lough Graney
I do hope you've enjoyed the photos. I took many more and some I hope to put on Etsy when I get my printer up and running properly.
Jim's cooking his home made chicken curry for dinner. Delicious.
Keep warm everyone.