Thursday 30 June 2016

GOOD FENCES - Great Saltee Island (Part 5 )

I am continuing my series and linking with GOOD FENCES today.  I thought this statue was very beautiful and sad at the same time. I hope you can read what is written on this stone tablet below and I don't think I need to say anymore. 

Many thanks for your visit and I hope you enjoyed this post.

 Also thanks for everyone who leaves comments on this post.

Wednesday 29 June 2016

Great Saltee Island (Part 4) B & W

I am sure you are wondering when are we getting to Great Saltee Island!  Well, you know when I get a camera in my hands,  shots just have to be taken so today I am showing you some original images and then the B & W versions and you can decide which you like better.  

Any favourites?  If so, let me know in a comment please.

Many thanks for visiting and tomorrow we are still at Kilmore Quay however I think you will find it interesting.

Many thanks for all the commnets you leave on this post.

Tuesday 28 June 2016

WILD BIRD WEDNESDAY - Great Saltee Island (Part 3 )

These are some of the birds I saw on my evening walk at Kilmore quay before making the journey the next day to Great Saltee Island.  They are Herring and Black headed Gulls and a Meadow Pipit.  

i am linking this post with WILD BIRD WEDNESDAY.

Many thanks for your visit and also those who leave comments.

Monday 27 June 2016

THROUGH MY LENS - Great Saltee Island (Part 2)

Danny, one of my bird class and I made our way down to Kilmore Quay, Wexford, Ireland where we spent the night before meeting up with the ten other people in our group the next morning.  However that evening I went out to see what shots I could take and I started with the The Wooden Horse Hotel where some of the group were stay however Danny and I had one of these apartments each which were very comfortable.

This is a very small place and I headed for the beach and Marina.

Oops!  Hope Danny does not take his car too close the edge!  
Tomorrow I will show you the birds I  saw at Kilmore Quay.

I am linking this post with THROUGH MY LENS.

Many thanks for visitng  and also to all those who leave comments.

Sunday 26 June 2016

Sunday Thought - Great Saltee Island (Part 1 )

'Lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares.' 

Hebrews 12:1

Thank you for visiting.
Many thanks for all your comments.

Saturday 25 June 2016


Last week my Art Appreciation class had their summer outing at Mount Stewart House. One of the members, Alan is a guide in the house and he offered to give us a guided tour of the paintings and house.  I did not take  any images as I thought it would distract from his tour.  Then we had a delicious lunch followed by a walk round the lake but first a music video I promised you from yesterday, taken at Clandeboye Estate to listen to while looking at the critters I saw at Mount Stewart. 

CLICK HERE if the video does apear below.

Of course I think  everyone know the above is a UK Robin and then we passed these wooden horses. When we reached the lake we saw Mallard, Azure Dragonflies, Moorhen, Painted Lady Butterfly, a number of species of bees and wasps on the Echium and wildflowers and one of the Swans.  The other one is now on a nest and I am glad to say that it is out on the reeds and no one can see  it now. 

You can hardly see the Mallards sitting on the bank above as they blend in so well with their surroundings especially as they are all moulting.  Below is Alan, who not only gave us a wonderful tour but I discovered he also took great photographs and he was the one to spy the Dragonflies.  

I hope you enjoyed this post from Mount Stewart and thanks for visitng today.

I am linking with SATURDAY CRITTERS.

Tomorrow I am starting another series and this time I am taking you to Great Saltee Island.  Now do not worry the crossing is only 15 mintues in very calm waters.

Many thanks for all the comments you leave.