The Good Life of Some Cats

Before we know it, the summer is gone. No trace of it left anywhere except maybe if you look hard you can still see some green in the pasture fields but it is quite faint and won't be there for long..


Hurricane Ophelia came and went. Storm Brian passed by as well. We got lucky here in Galway and the area, at least where I live nothing dramatic happened, even though we got ready - I gathered all the geraniums and lined them up along the wall, all pots and garden decorations went down on the ground...

The fact that the cats were relaxed and were out most of the those nights, that is how I knew it wasn't going to be that bad over here.

Because you see, our Mr Kitty he has a barometer inside him, he can can feel when the weather is going bad, then he barricades himself in our bedroom and you can not dislodge him from the bed with any instrument, shouting or complaints...He is there until the weather gets better and that's that.

sleeping cat

sleeping cat

sleeping cat

It is good to be our cat, that is for sure!! Food any time he wants, comfy bed anywhere he desires,   hugs and cuddles any time at all really...whats not to like?!

Two months ago Mr Kitty brought himself a friend. We think this is what happened or The little guy just came here and found us on his own. 
Believe me, he is real cutie with a fluffy orange and white coat, but at that time he was completely out of his mind from neglect, starvation and total fear from everyone and everything. 

I took him a month just to let any one of us get near him. We only left a bowl of food out, he ate only if we went back inside and he camped in the green house. 

After a few weeks of regular meals and time to clean himself he turned into a completely different creature. It is so sad to know that he was left alone, to fend for himself simply because he is crippled with his front right paw. It looks like it was broken a long time ago and now it's healed the wrong way. He was also very terrified of humans and their appendages like legs and hands in particular and still is quite jumpy but not as much.  

Under my persistent loving care he surrendered completely. You should see the cuddles he gets and how he is loving it!! Sometimes I think he even asks for it himself!! But when I think about it he has a couple of years of cuddles and love to catch up on before he even starts his new life.


The Good Life of Some Cats, because it does not happen to everyone...


cat, peaking over a table

orange and white cat, kitten

cute orange and white kitty

curious orange and white kitty


Red is for Autumn

I went out today to walk the dogs and do you know what I discovered?

NO matter where I looked suddenly there were red berries and red colours everywhere. One thing I am sure of is that they were definitely not here last week.

But it is September now and suddenly everything is changing. The feel of autumn is in the air...

Red is for Autumn

red berries, hawthorn, Galway

red and black berries red brier berries by the side of the road, Connemara, Galway


red brier berries, by the side of the road, Connemara, Galway

hawthorn berries, red, green leaves

lots of red hawthorn berries


All the flowers that I found were all red as well 

red flowers

red fuschia flowers

punk flowers in the garden

In Love with Daisies

Who isn't in love with daisies?

daisies, wild flowers, countryside, Ireland, Galway


They are the prettiest of flowers, they come in so many shapes and sizes.
Small ones, big ones, wild ones....
My favourite are the ones that hug the side of the road all summer, always there swaying in the breeze, smiling at the sun and everyone who notices..

I have a few shots here to brighten your day

daisies, wild flowers, countryside, Ireland, Galway wild daisies, flowers

wild daisies, flowers, Galway, Ireland

wild daisies, flowers, Galway, Ireland

wild daisies, flowers, Ireland, Galway

daisies, wild flowers, Galway, Ireland

daisies, wild flowers, Galway Ireland

wild daisies, flowers, Galway, Ireland

wild daisies, Galway Ireland, flowers


Autumn days at Fairybridge

The summer goes by so fast, one day it's here full blast, hot and sticky and then one morning you wake up, go out for your early morning walk and the night wind chills you to the bones and the cold drizzle makes you wish you have your winter jacked on.

Well, once you feel that, believe me, summer has turned it's back on us, it's walking away fast and autumn is already here before you even think about it. Before you had time to ask yourself where did all the time go, how come we didn't do anything interesting...again... 

Just work, sleep, work and brief glimpses of blue sky with deep gulps of fresh air here and there ... 

blue sky and clouds

  Fairybridge cottage

I hope it was better for you, I hope you had time to enjoy the summer, to travel, to go to the beach and swim until you feel week under the sun, to climb mountains until you had just about enough of rocks, wild fires and lack of civilization.
Me I had my salvation - my camera,  so no matter what happens I always have a way out, as long as I can take photos.

The summer garden has changed at Fairybridge, the light is also different and I actually love the that new combination.
Here is what I took today

Autumn days at Fairybridge

  Fairybridge cottage

Autumn days at Fairybridge cottage

red bench, Fairybridge cottage  red bench,   Fairybridge cottage

  Fairybridge cottage

Autumn days at Fairybridge cottage

Mr Kitty

kitty, cat, my cat

cat, shoes, looking down

Precious last warmth from the descending sun

blossoming tree, autumn

Fun with the boys

animals gif thatched cottage

Just something I found in the garden

looking down at some flowers and a metal horse

Embrace the gold

autumn scene at

  Fairybridge cottage gates

fairybridge garden   Fairybridge cottage

You gotta love that lovely autumn light

fairybridgecollage
autumn garden

autumn garden

autumn garden

geraniums on a window autumn light

geranium blossoms

boxer dogs in the garden

Random details from the garden

  Fairybridge cottage   wheel details

garden decorations

sea shell in the garden

geranium blossoms