BT - The Crafty Gardener: The Daily Life of a 'Blow In' to Ireland from the UK, how we try and tame 5 acres and live with the weather - plus my family and crafting exploits.
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Horses, Flowers and Sky.....
The Deenery Front Garden, taken today. Horses
I went to post a letter a couple of days ago and on the mountain road was a field with a few horses in it. I stopped and made friends with them. They were funny, if I was in the car, they'd come right up to the gate but as soon as I got out, they backed off.
Look at that lovely blue sky.
These two look as though they're having a chat!
Four in a row.
the one nearest had a beautiful colour nose.
It was clearly a good joke!
Go on - tell us another one!
When I arrived at the post office it was shut for lunch! I always forget that, so I drove back to Killanena and up the long lane which goes high above Lough Graney so that I could photograph The Deenery in the sunshine:
Can you spot it? If you come straight down from the centre of the furthest right hand bit of overhanging tree, you hit us! Not the big one to the right of us. You may have to click on it to see.
There we are!
This is a joiner I took from the top of the hill. A chap called Joe lives in the house you can see on the far right. What views over Lough Graney and Flagmount he has. Do click on it and see whether you can still spot The Deenery!
The red roofed building is a derelict farm. The lake looked like glass that day. The striped brown section at the bottom left is the bog, where locals used to cut peat for burning on the fire. We have rights to a piece of it apparently.
Today I had an afternoon outside as it was so lovely. Inside we are still working on the snug and making progress.
This is some of the area I have been working on lately, weeding it then putting gravel down.
I am now working my way up the hill to the parking area, which has mostly been done already. That boulder needs moving!
The cosmos keep on blooming and even some sweet peas.
The liquidamber is looking magnificent.
Round to the back again and the roses carry on valiantly.
I think this pink double hollyhock looks like a powder puff my mother used to have.
Throughout the day, the sky made beautiful pictures.
I do love the clouds. By teatime the sky had tinges of bright red over Lough Graney, it looked gorgeous. The new header photo was taken then.
Our ginkgobiloba has turned a fabulous yellow.
This little holly is covered in berries. Can you see the silver bandage on it? The builders snapped it in two with the digger and Jim 'mended' it. We didn't think it would survive, but it seems just fine. More cosmos are flowering behind it.
There is even a lupin still left.
This is a 'joiner' photo I took looking out over Lough Graney from our gate. The clouds were a beautiful colour.
Of course I took far too many photos of the garden today with all the flowers. I'm just loving the fact that we still have so many. Pansies, dianthus, polyanthus, pansies, cosmos, sweet peas and even the tender busy lizzies are still in flower.
I hope every one's enjoying the weekend. Tomorrow we are going to watch a hurling match. Killanena have got to the finals so we are off to see them WIN! Last time they made it this far and we watched them, they lost so it must be their turn now.
I have had a varied and at times wild life of loves and marriages, children and grandchildren. I am currently living in County Clare, Ireland, with my husband Jim. We have 5 acres of land and a traditional Irish Cottage. I love gardening and always have, even as a child. I enjoy photography, crafting, rag rug making, ATCs and fun on the computer