The Lovely Grass

grass imageI know that normally people just admire the flowers because they are so abundant in summer but if you spent as much time as me walking in the countryside there is something you will notice and it will impress you forever, it is the lovely grass.


I have a weakness for the gentle stalks swaying in the morning breeze by the side of the road or sometimes as far as the eyes can see. Grasses are beautiful and come in so many shapes and sizes!! 
Next time you walk pay attention to the lovely grasses so green and gentle and so pretty!! 

I do believe they deserve a post of their own.


Nothing can make you feel as summery as the lovely green grass basking in the first rays of the morning sun by the side of the road. 
The fresh sweet smell of summer grasses floating in the air while you walk and the refreshing breeze caressing your skin while you walk...

It is the perfect summer scene! 


grass image

grass image

grass image

grass imagegrass image

grass image

grass image

grasses

grasses

grasses by the roadgrasses by the road

grasses by the road

grass by the road

grass by the road

Thanks for being here 

Purple time of the year

Did you know that at this time of the year there is mainly purple flowers blossoming out there in the wild?!

This is what I discovered today while I was walking the dogs and admiring the fabulous lush green around me. Then I noticed the lovely purple flowers one after the other until I realised that the purple  is everywhere!!

Of course I had to start taking photos of all the different plants I could find and I was amazed to discover how many different species of purple flowers are growing in the Irish countryside! Well, let's say some are not exactly purple and lean more towards the pink and blue shades but well this makes for such a good name ;-)

Oh my, it is definitely the purple time of the year!!


Foxglove

foxglove image, pink

Fireweed

purple flowers, fireweed

Thistle

thistle image

thistle image, purple flower

Knapweed

purple flowers, knapweed

purple flowers



purple flowers

Spotted bog orchidspotted orchid flower


selfheal flower, purple flower

Selfheal

selfheal flower, purple

Crane-bill and Wild rose

cranebill flower wild rose image


Bell heather

 wild heather

 Clover

clover plant image

Vetch and Thistle

vetch thistle plant

Fireweed

fireweed plant

Vetch

vetch plant vetch plant

Herb-Robert

herb-robert

herb-robert


Selfheal

selfheal


I hope you enjoy this little display of Irish flora!! 

See you soon


Garden stories

There is no ending to the photos taken in the garden. 


It changes with the weather, with the time of the day, with the season....
It is always in motion, growing, blossoming, it is never still.

Have a quick look at a mix of photos from early spring.

The Garden Stories begin  

thatched cottagethatched cottage

garden blossoms

tree branches

lovely flowers in the sunlight

tree trunk and a dog resting in the shade

garden with lovely flowers

photo of thatched roof

garden clock and flowers lovely clematis flowers

clematis in the sunlight

thanks for looking at my Garden story.
Soon there will be more ;)

and RIGHT HERE you can have a quick look of the surrounding Connemara landscape  

Living in Paradise

I just couldn't resist 

and post this solitary image I took yesterday morning before work. I take the dogs for a little stroll at 5am everyday (only when I am working) just to clear my head do a few exercises and enjoy the fresh air while they get a little breeder and do their business.

Usually the cats come as well, I can make a long post with those photos but that is a pleasant task for another day :) For now here is this one:

image with a thatched cottage and a beautiful garden

see you soon