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



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