Saturday, April 24, 2010
Bit of a Mixture
A cobweb on a frosty, misty morning.
Who'd have thought we'd ever be wanting rain in Ireland? It's been dry for weeks and the garden needs some rain. It is supposed to be coming this weekend and for a change I'll be grateful.
On the radio people have been asked not to light bonfires as everything is tinder dry. We noticed that a lot of our gorse has died with the cold Winter and that burns like crazy. There is also a lot of dead grass around.
I have almost finished my patch of nettles/convolvulus by the pond/soak away. I've been quite tired but maybe that's days of swinging the mattock.
The other morning I woke up early and it was very misty outside, plus there had been a ground frost! I rushed out with my camera but most of the photos I took were a bit of a disappointment. I did get a few decent ones though.
This is the view from our gate towards the lake! It looks rather spooky.
Look at that white grass in front of The Deenery!
This cobweb reminded me of a hammock.
While this one needs a bit of repair.
A double cobweb - one behind the other.
I love this photo of all the webs on the gorse. It looks ghostly.
Finally a web with a spider already busy in the centre. Do click on it to see more clearly.
I can't remember the name of this bush but it is head to toe in blossom. I took this on the way back to the cottage. Buster clearly thought it was far too early for all this activity:
He followed me around the meadow but sat down at every opportunity.
This joiner is of Flagmount in the mist.
I took 197 photos! I tried to be quite selective for you.
I am tired now so it's off to bed for me.