Wednesday, October 13, 2010
A Misty Morning in Doorus, County Clare
The header photo was one I took this morning. I awoke early and saw the sun was just peeping through the mist, so decided to get dressed and go straight outside, camera in hand of course. This is the view from my studio:
One day we'll get all our piles of stone moved!
Round in the front garden, the sun was just shining on our ornamental grass:
I went through the gates:
Which were covered in webs, and looked out over to Lough Graney - which was shrouded in mist too:
It's over there somewhere!
Round to the back garden and the dahlias look as though they've been tied up:
The sun was just starting to creep onto the lawn:
There were cobwebs everywhere, it was like a magical kingdom:
Can you see them all on the meadow?
A cobweb cat's cradle.
And a cobweb cocoon.
Followed by a cobweb chorus. The alliteration is purely coincidental.
Flagmount had disappeared - no, I can just see the very top of the hill.
I almost trod on this beautifully frosted dandelion clock.
On the hillside opposite, the mist was clearing just a little. In the foreground you can see the gorse is dressed entirely in cobwebs.
On the ground, the sun was melting the frost on the grass and cobwebs. Please click on this photo to enlarge it - it's lovely close up.
Here is a closer look at the gorse. There must be hundreds of webs on there!
Back near the house, the holly looked striking with its dark green leaves, red berries and cobweb:
Outside the sleeping shed, the red dogwood leaves look stunning:
That is an old plough in front of it - hidden by long grass and a pair of my old wellingtons, once red but now faded to almost white.
The cold nights and sunny days have turned the leaves red on the liquidamber too:
Phew, I took over 100 photos, so it was hard to whittle them down to these. I hope you have enjoyed my early morning garden tour. I came back with very wet feet (I'd headed off in my slippers) and trousers!
We went out tonight - I'll tell you about that next time..