Saturday, 17 November 2018

SATURDAY CRITTERS

These photographs were taken at Castle Espie, near Comber and are of the  Bufflehead, Cinnamon Teal and White-cheeked Pintail ducks.
The last image is all the ducks and geese being fed.

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Friday, 16 November 2018

THE WEEKEND ROUNDUP and WEEKEND REFLECTIONS

Time for The Weekend Roundup and Weekend Reflections.  This week the letter is T and Tall and here is a box hedge in the shape of a T.  Then there is a TALL building and at the TOP of it are TURRETS.  It is Birr Castle in Ireland.




This is the TALL Sky Garden building above in London where I visited in September this year and finally my REFLECTION image of window cleaners scaling this TALL building also in London,

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Thursday, 15 November 2018

GOOD FENCES

Recently when I was leaving the small village of Ballywalter which is along  the County Down coast, I saw this rainbow over the wall and sea.
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Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Walk wth Neil Port at Mount Stewart Gardens (Part 4)

 This is the fourth in this series (7) over the next few weeks in which a group of staff and volunteers from the National Trust Property of Mount Stewart was privileged to take a walk round the gardens with Neil Porteous, our Head Gardener.  This time we have reached the private burial grounds at Tir na nOg meaning "The Land of the Ever Young" which are not open to the public.





This is the head stone of Robin, the 8th Marquess of Londonderry, the only son of Charles and Edith.  He married Romaine. Below is Lady Edith's grave and the image following that is Charles, 7th Marquess of Londonderry.


This is Lady Londonderry’s  sarcophagus and is perhaps the more personal of the two, depicting her beloved books, her pets and her garden amongst her honours and arms. Eastward, next to Lady Londonderry lies her beloved youngest daughter, Lady Mairi, who died in 2009.


The sarcophagus belongs to Lord Londonderry, who died in 1949. Lord Londonderry’s tomb is the more weathered of the pair and the tall sides depict on the foot of the sarcophagus the badge of the Royal Air Force, Lord Londonderry served as Under Minister for Air in Ramsey McDonald’s Labour government. 



There are two alcoves decorated with tesserae of light blue. Three of the four alcoves house statues designed by the artist and family friend Edmund Brock. St. Patrick and St. Bridget are housed at the western end and St. Columcille stands alone on the eastern side.  No one knows whether it was broken or never made in the first place.



The fifth in this series will be published next Monday.
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Tuesday, 13 November 2018

WILD BIRD WEDNESDAY

                These photographs were taken at Castle Espie, near Comber and are of the male and female Barrow’s Goldeneye.

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Monday, 12 November 2018

THROUGH MY LENS - Walk with Neil Porteous at Mount Stewart Gardens (Part 3)

 This is the third in this series (7) over the next few weeks in which a group of staff and volunteers from the National Trust Property of Mount Stewart was privileged to take a walk round the gardens with Neil Porteous, our Head Gardener.  This time we walked round part of the lake and Neil is showing us some plants at Tir na nOg. 
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Acacia retinodes


Agave americana (the century plant).




Bomarea spp


The fourth in this series will be published next Wednesday.
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Sunday, 11 November 2018

SUNDAY THOUGHT

“It’s who you are and the way you live that count before God. Your worship must engage your spirit in the pursuit of truth. That’s the kind of people the Father is out looking for: those who are simply and honestly themselves before him in their worship. God is sheer being itself—Spirit. Those who worship him must do it out of their very being, their spirits, their true selves, in adoration.”


Photographed in Southwark Cathedral in London.
September 2018

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Have a Blessed Sunday

Saturday, 10 November 2018

SATURDAY CRITTERS

These photographs were taken at Castle Espie, near Comber and are of the Puma, Ringed Teal and Rosybill duck.

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Friday, 9 November 2018

THE WEEKEND ROUNDUP and WEEKEND REFLECTIONS

Time for Weekend Reflections and The Weekend Roundup and the letter is S and Shimmering this week. The first image was taken at my old caravan of the SUNRISE coming up over STRANGFORD Lough with SEA SHIMMERING with a wonderful REFLECTION.




The image above I found on the side of this STONE building and below are the dinghy’s SPEEDILY SAILING away from the START line with main, jib and STRIPPED SPINNAKER SAILS fully filled with the wind.


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Thursday, 8 November 2018

GOOD FENCES

These photographs were taken down at my old caravan at Whiterock.
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Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Walk with Neil Port at Mount Stewart Gardens (Part 2)

 This is the second in this series (6) over the next few weeks in which a group of staff and volunteers from the National Trust Property of Mount Stewart were privileged to take a walk round the gardens with Neil Porteous, our Head Gardener.  This time we are in the Irish garden.  If you missed part 1 click HERE






The third in this series will be published next Monday.
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Tuesday, 6 November 2018

WILD BIRD WEDNESDAY

These photographs were taken at Castle Espie, near Comber and although these ducks are in a wetland centre, we do have all wild of them in Northern Ireland.  They are Wigeon, Galdwall and Pintail ducks.

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Monday, 5 November 2018

THROUGH MY LENS - Walk with Neil Porteous at Mount Stewart Gardens (Part 1)

I am starting a series (7) over the next few weeks in which a group of staff and volunteers from the National Trust Property of Mount Stewart were privileged to take a walk round the gardens with Neil Porteous, our Head Gardener. I think today, just sit back and enjoy the beautiful surrounding of part of the formal and sunken gardens.
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The second in this series will be published this Wednesday.
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