Thursday, 8 May 2014

Good Fences - Mount Stewart Lake

These are photographs taken as I was walking round the lake at Mount Stewart Gardens at the end of last month.  From taking this first shot below, I spied an artist in the distance so I made my way over to see what he had painted.


Aren’t the reflections and colours wonderful.


 His name is Duncan Irvine and he often comes to Mount Stewart at different times of the year to paint. I happen to be telling him I was going to Sligo, Ireland for the weekend and he informed me he knew it well as he goes down once a month to give a teaching session in painting.  CLICK HERE for his web site.




I love seeing the new growth of the Fern heads appearing.



While talking to Raymond I noticed where the walkway/bridge/fence was there were beautiful reflections.  I think I thought of posting this for the Weekend Reflection meme but I thought you would like to see it now instead.


I am linking this post to GOOD FENCES today.

I hope you enjoyed this post today.

Many thanks for visiting and  leaving comments. I appreciate them all however at present I am on holidays and cannot comment at present.

33 comments:

  1. Margaret, what a lovely place. The pond, ferns and reflections are beautiful. Duncan's painting is beautiful too. have a happy day!

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  2. beautiful gardens, great artist/Duncan, nice to see him working on his canvas, and near to finished by the look of it; lovely photos, thanks Margaret

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  3. I've been to Sligo a few times :-), Mr Irvine's painting is beautiful and I love the stretching Ferns.

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  4. Wonderful photos Margaret! I am off now to visit the painter.
    Have a blessed day!

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  5. Beautiful photos! Well done.
    (ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

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  6. Cracking post Margaret,did he mind you stopping to talk to him, as some do.


    peter

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  7. Looks like a fantastic place. Great reflections Margaret.

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  8. these are wonderful, margaret! loved the portrait of the painter, too.

    i did get you linked in! thank you!

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  9. Beautiful pictures. I would love to go there.

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  10. How cool to come across a painter! His work is beautiful.

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  11. What a lovely area! That painting is going to be fabulous!

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  12. Brilliant post Margaret but what a lovely place. Lovely lighting and compositions throughout. The painting is impressive.

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  13. Gorgeous. Thank you. And Duncan.

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  14. You have beautiful pictures today, especially the first one and the fern heads. How cool meeting the artist!

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  15. This is a lovely place; it looks quiet and peaceful. The painter captured that in his painting as well. I hope you have a good time in Sligo.

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  16. Oh how pretty- and his painting is lovely too! Hope you are having a wonderful holiday!

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  17. What a very beautiful scene and how wonderful to see the artist and painting!

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  18. What a beautiful series of photos, Margaret. I love the reflections in the last two.

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  19. Your photos of this beautiful place are wonderful

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  20. What a gorgeous setting. I love the fences -- and the reflections.

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  21. What a gorgeous place to visit, Margaret! Those reflections you captured are really wonderful. How fun to run into that artist!

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  22. Everything shimmers in these photos. Is it you the photographer, camera, the scene or Ireland? Beautiful photos and I enjoyed meeting the artist.

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  23. What a beautiful spot! It's lovely to see the spring blossoms and so much green. I also enjoy speaking with artists while they work although I sometimes feel like they may not get much done some days. :) Have a wonderful weekend.

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  24. a wonderful entry!! that painting is such a treasure!!

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  25. beautiful place and fences. The man seem to be a good artist. :)

    My fence and reflection posat:
    http://nfbild2.blogspot.se/2014/05/sodertalje.html

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  26. Wow, gorgeous colors! He's quite good, too!

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  27. Nice photos! this wonderful place! Beautiful colors, great for paint!

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  28. Thoroughly enjoyed your post Margaret, thank you. What a simply splendid spot you found - and finding an artist at work too, that was so interesting to see him and what he's painting (will check out his website - beaut! ).
    Oh those reflections, so beautiful. This was my first blog post I viewed today - what a lovely start to Saturday :D)

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  29. What a beautiful, peaceful-looking place!

    ~Lindy

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  30. Gorgeous photos Margaret. Love the one with Duncan posed by his painting which by the way is gorgeous.

    enjoy your holiday.

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  31. such a beautiful place to walk around. your images are great. duncan's work is incredible. i love to see artists who can render such work. hope all is well. have a great day~

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