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

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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



Lazy summers

My kids had a lovely lazy summer. All I asked for was:

  • walk the dogs for 2 hours every day 
  • clean the living room, where the video games den is...
  • learn to do your own laundry (including mad dashing outside because it's raining ..then putting them back on)
  • wash all YOUR dishes and cups once I have done the wash up  

That was not too much to ask, was it? Every mum can dream right?

Needless to say, they didn't do all of it all the time. Except walking the dogs, that is A RULE NUBBER 1 for us all, Because we love our lovely boxers so much that nothing else matters.

And still, they did have a lovely lazy summer, don't you think?


boxer dog walking

happy boxer dogs walking in the countryside

man walking with boxer dogs on a countryside road

collage, sleeping hugging boxers

two hugging boxers

kids and boxer dogs








Fairybridge Lilies

I never knew that lilies can be so outrageously beautiful.
Of course, I never grew any before so I never had an up close and personal view before.

Taking photos of the lilies in the vanishing daylight was quite an interesting and fun experience.  I got lost in it for a while and didn't even feel the gentle drizzle that almost dampened the mood. 
But don't you worry, after the actual photo shoot comes the other fun part  - the converting of the files into jpegs so I can upload them to the internet and my blogs. Sometimes it takes a while but it is very rewarding  to look a the finished products.

And here they are, The Fairybridge Lilies 

lilies, flowers, garden

lilies in the garden

lilies in the garden lilies in the garden

lilies up close

lilies  up close

lilies up close

lilies in the garden

garden lilies

lilies in the garden

lilies in the garden

lilies in the garden

From Fairybridge garden, Oughterard, Galway, Ireland


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

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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