a view of Sheep island

a view of Sheep island

I took this yesterday from Larrybane. We had been down at the water’s edge for about an hour without seeing a soul. On climbing back up the hill towards the car park I noticed these dandelions. I got down on the ground and took a series of shots with different depths of field. Meanwhile a concerned couple came down the hill asking my wife if I was ok or was I praying?

Dunluce at dawn

Dunluce at dawn

Took this shot this morning around 7am. Sunrise was 06.04. This is taken from the corner of a nearby car park towards the sun with the camera on a small tripod at ground level. The result is a silhouette of the castle itself.
It was about 6 degrees and felt much much cooler so I left the car running and ran back and forth to warm up. Dunluce of course is famous for one thing – the kitchens falling into the sea during a storm.

New life.

This tree formed part of a hedge beside our house and a few years ago a neighbour took down the hedge (without discussion). The tree stump that remained has now formed a bush and is springing to life again. This evening my attention was caught by the sunlight low in the sky catching these brand new leaves.

The Latin names…

The Latin names...

To understand this post you need to read the one before…. So I find myself wondering around my father-in-law’s garden, hearing as I go the formal Latin names for many of the plants. Only occasionally is he frustrated that he can’t quite remember, impressive for his late 70’s. I have no idea what this is called but it’s my favourite shot from today.

The gardener

The gardener

My father in law is a very keen gardener. Unfortunately his wife Jean has had a stroke recently and he too has been in hospital. Recently discharged just a few days ago I called in this afternoon. He was keen to get outside into his garden so I could take a few photographs. He knows that I can download them onto my iPad so Jean can view them next time I visit her in the nursing home.