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Thursday, 21 September 2017

More from the Glens of Antrim



Hope you enjoy the views as much as I did and we were thankful to escape the showers.

In the photo below you can see the rain moving east over the sea.


Taken from the quarries above Carnlough

The rain meant we saw a wonderful rainbow




...and when I saw these fishermen, I thought of the nursery rhyme 'Rub-a-dub, dub, three men in a tub"!

Linking with Thankful Thursday HERE

Good Fences HERE

Sky Watch Friday HERE

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Carnlough to Cranny Falls


Some views of the fishing village of Carnlough on the Antrim Coast.

The arch above with the sign for a motorcycle run and family fun day was the old railway line to the harbour, delivering stones from the quarries in the hills above the town.

The view below is taken from the former rail line.
You can see the limestone quarries in the hills.




Another view back towards the archway from the other direction

This was the Mighty Atom!
A cute flower planter!

we hiked to Cranny Falls...

It is like a magical fairy glen tucked into the hills... hence the name Cranny as in the saying 'every nook and cranny'.


More on the Glens tomorrow!

Linking with Our World Tuesday HERE

Signs, Signs HERE

Monday, 18 September 2017

Exploring the Glens of Antrim...


Whilst taking a gentle hike in the Glens of Antrim above Carnlough in August, we spotted this old farmhouse nestled into the side of the hill and couldn't resist going for a 'nosey' !!!

There was only a bit of a sheep track to follow between a lovely wee hawthorn lane filled with flowering fuschias...



Then  a vehicle track appeared...


... and as we rounded the bend, we saw the old deserted farmhouse and outbuildings, now used for sheep pens.



There was a green barn too...


Nothing very exciting but fun all the same!


Linking with Tom's Barn Collective HERE

Through My Lens HERE

Image-in-ing HERE

Thanks for visiting!

Saturday, 16 September 2017

Some Summer Critters



Sharing some of those sweet summer critters that visit the garden...


Love to see the small Tortoiseshell butterflies drop in...


These two were like a mirror image of each other - the twins!

I had meant to share this quite some time ago after the swan hatched her eggs at the Forest Park and had two cute little cygnets.


Linking with Eileen for Saturday Critters HERE

Happy Saturday!

Friday, 15 September 2017

Friday Five from Nottingham


Glad to be back online after a week of internet issues, so apologies for missing out on visiting.

A better time was had when hubby and I flew over to Nottingham, England for a quick business/leisure trip so I thought I'd go ahead and share a few photos I snapped with my phone around the city centre.


Nottingham is famous for its hero Robin Hood and his Merry Men and here is a statue of the fearless outlaw!

The Exchange building overlooks the Market Square in the centre complete with water features which are great for a reflection op!


Nottingham also has a unique range of tunnels and caves which can be explored and these lie just under Nottingham Castle, which you can just see in the top left of this photo.


Another great reflection opportunity presented itself beside the Playhouse theatre.

This is Sky Mirror created by Anish Kapoor, who also is famed for Cloud Gate (or the big Jelly Bean!) in Chicago.

Timing wasn't great as the sun was directly hitting it!

This is the reverse side

This is the Sky Mirror side of the dish.


I have a few more photos to share next week.

Linking today with Tanya for Willy nilly Friday HERE

Weekend Reflections HERE

Sky Watch Friday HERE

Saturday, 9 September 2017

Birds of Prey

 As part of a local biodiversity and environmental education weekend, some bird handlers were invited along to the park to show their birds of prey.

This golden eagle was very coy and did not like to be in the spotlight!  Still, he was magnificent!


The Harris's Hawk was another beautiful bird...


My favourite though, was this Eurasian Owl.  His eyes were like amber.


He put on more of a show for us...


...and I could just imagine him swooping down to seize his prey!


Linking with Eileen for Saturday's Critters HERE

Thanks for coming by!

Friday, 8 September 2017

Church Reflection


This is First Lisburn Presbyterian church reflected in the new water feature in Market Square.

Linking with Weekend Reflections HERE

Happy Weekend!