Greyabbey

Greyabbey

Greyabbey is a village on the way down the Ards Peninsula. I think I have always driven through without stopping but this time as we had visitors we found the remains of the Abbey. There is a packed graveyard just beside the church car park with the dramatic ruins of the abbey immediately beyond. We wandered around in the sunshine – you can picture much of the ruins as they once were.

Our maple

Our maple

Awoke this morning to stunning sunshine. At this time of year I often sit out in the back garden with the first of (too) many cups of coffee and listen to the birds’ chorus. It’s a good time to chill.
Then I wondered around with my Canon – the colour of this maple’s leaves are stunning when viewed from underneath into the cloudless sky.

The meadow

Last night my brother hosted a family BBQ for my dad’s 77th birthday! The house is an extended cottage with probably an acre of gardens – these extend above the house with a vegetable patch and a large area allowed to grow wild (with some planting of specific flowers). The result is a beautiful meadow in the early summer sunshine.

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