Friday 31 March 2023


Time for Weekend Reflections and The Weekend Roundup and the letter M and Multiply. Time for Weekend Reflections and The Weekend Roundup and the letter M and Multiply. Below is the Donaghadee MOTTE but known locally as The MOAT. It was constructed by the Anglo-Normans in the late 12th century.

Circa 1821 a picturesque castle, the Gunpowder Store, was built on top of the MOTTE to store explosives during the building of the ‘new’ harbour.


At Donaghadee Harbour I photographed this yacht MOORING along the pier and although a sailing yacht, it would have an inboard MOTOR installed. 

I visited a National Trust Property recently and photographed MOORHEN with its lovely REFLECTION in the lake. Below this MAGNOLIA stellate shrub with MARVELLOUS MULTIPLY star like flowers was in the grounds of MOUNT Stewart Gardens, near Newtownards.

I appreciate your visit and comments.

 I hope you enjoyed this post today.


  1. Another lovely collection.
    The moorhen and the magnolia (which I cannot grow) have my vote this week.

  2. Hello Margaret,
    Great photos. I love the Moorhen and the pretty flowers. Take care, enjoy your day and happy weekend!

  3. The yacht is really pretty, I think that is my favorite.

  4. ...MOTTE is a word that I wouldn't have thought of. But you MAGNOLIA is MARVELOUS to see! Thanks MARGARET for sharing.

  5. The moorhen is lovely! There are no buds on the trees here yet!

  6. A really nice group of pictures. We like castles and have visited quite a few. This one is a little unique, probably not so way back then. And the duck, my favorite, looks determined in making her target destination.
    I am sorry to be sooo late coming here, I've had a busy weekend. Then we had to watch the LSU kids win their game, that was Arlene's aka Mrs. Jim's college.