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Friday, 28 March 2008

Saturday PhotoHunt - High.


Time for the Saturday PhotoHunt again.

This week the theme is HIGH


We don't have high buildings.
We don't have high bridges.
We don't even have high trees.

What we do have is the highest mountain in Co Donegal.


Mount Errigal is a quartzite mountain, 751meters (2466 feet) high.




The notch at the top, according to local legend, was made by Lugh's spear when he slew the evil giant Balor, and the reddish streak from the notch is said to be Balor's blood.

To see other high posts, visit Tnchick.

Happy Hunting.

61 comments:

Katney said...

We are on the same wavelength this week. I also have mountains. Here in the western US, our mountains are much higher, but as a whole, any mountains are impressive tome.

Amy said...

Perfect for the theme and a beautiful sight!

Napaboaniya said...

How nice to be able to view mountains :) We've got no mountains whatsoever in Singapore *sighz*
Happy Weekend!

My PH here & here

Rosebud said...

Lovely photo! You are always so insightful with the photos. It's always a joy to see what you will post next. Hope your day is lovely.

Damama T said...

First - thank you for translating meters into feet for us less educated Americans. ;O) I can never get it straight!!

And again, you have provided an educational post. That mountain is beautiful, too. Is it close to your home? I can't imagine looking out and seeing any contours in the landscape. If it weren't for all the buildings you could see for miles and miles here in the very flat Texas Gulf Coast area.

Randi said...

Wonderful take on the theme.
Happy weekend!

Hootin' Anni said...

Ohhhhhhhh, pretty photos!!!

My 'high' is posted now, if you haven't visited I hope you can drop by. Happy Weekend!!!

Sabine said...

Beautiful shots. I only ever get to see mountains from airplanes LOL!
Thanks for visiting me - and for letting me know about my stupid link-mistake!
Happy Weekend!

WillThink4Wine said...

I just love local folk lore, wonderful!

Dragonheart & Merlin said...

An interesting legend! Lovely shots of the mountain! Great choice for high. :)

Dragonheart and Merlin

Aileni said...

An excellent picture, superb. Keep up the good work. Mine's up - if you lean across you can see it. Mind my coffee.

Daisy said...

That mountain is beautiful, especially with the blue sky and puffy white clouds in the background.

pat said...

Oh, great shots of the mountain!

Happy Weekend.

Sanni said...

Lovely! You did a great job on the theme!

I´d love to be able to see the mountains (which are a 6 hours trip away from my home).

Happy Hunting!

Mar said...

I love mountains and I love legends!!
Happy PH and happy weekend :)

jientje said...

I love the myth that goes with it! Great pictures too!

Criz Lai said...

Beautiful mountain. I'm curious on what is the reddish streak is made of? :P

Sarge Charlie said...

excellent photos for the theme

Carin said...

Always nice to see high mountains, since I live in a low, flat country.

CherryPie said...

Very beautiful :-) Have a great weekend!

Pretty Life Online said...

nice catch for the PH theme now!!! My 'high' is posted now, I hope you can drop by. Happy Weekend!!!

Team Tabby said...

Your picture and story about the mountain is so cool, we liked your theme for PH-high. Thanks for sharing.

Moe & Mindy

Heather said...

BEautiful!

JC said...

Beautiful shots! The legend is so cool, too. Our ancestors were so imaginative also.

Dragonstar said...

Hee-hee Damama, I can't think in metres either - I copied the heights from a map!

Katney, Errigal is a molehill compared with your mountains.

Sabine, I don't know if the link problem was yours or my silly computer.

Criz Lai, I'm not sure about the red streak. We have a lot of red granite locally, so it might be that. Or it could be iron oxide I suppose. I'll have to look into it.

Thanks to the rest of you for your very kind comments.

Tyra in Vaxholm said...

Good choice of pics and very beautiful too. Happy weekend!/ Tyra

John said...

Great post for PH, nice pictures.

Smalltown RN said...

oh that is just great for the theme...and I love the story to go along with it...happy hunting to you!!

TAMY & the SGT said...

Cool pictures - I love when the come with historical background - neat. P.S. our snow ISSSSSSSS high - I can't wait for spring, but weatherman is still predicting a bit more snow this week first.

diXymiss said...

Very interesting peek into your homeland and the folklore accompanying this "high" piX. ThanX for stopping by.

Liz said...

Lovely mountain. Great story too.

mousey said...

great high post. that's very interesting too.

imac said...

Great mountain shots, ive entered a mountain shot too but mine was taken on the mountain looking down.

gaj38 said...

excellent pics for this weeks theme
thanks for visiting mine! :-)

Leah said...

Must be awesome to see this all the time. Great choice!

charm said...

fantastic entry!

happy hunting!

Teena said...

I love old legends!

Thanks for stopping by mine :)

ellen b said...

Very cool and I love the story to go with it.

Siani said...

Great shots. I love the old legend associated with the mountain. We Celts have such wonderful story-telling talents! Have a great weekend.

Leslie said...

Ahh, I'm glad I have found your blog. I teach dragons each year to each of my classes. We hatch out dragon's egs, we study Smaug from Tolkein...

Corey~living and loving said...

Thanks for the visit. :) beautiful mountain here. :)
happy weekend.

Richard said...

That's a pretty cool mountain to have.

Gypsy at heart said...

How neat that you know the legend of the mountain. I live in the "hill country" which is about as close as we get to "mountains" around here.

starnitesky said...

Just right for High, enjoy your weekend.

david mcmahon said...

I grew up in Darjeeling - so mountains are very special to me. Love the reference to the legend.

Was away in Sydney last week, but your Metal Photo Hunt picture is superb - especially with the great reflection in the water below. Nice angle, subtle shot.

Glad your son recognised the arch in my photo.

And I'm delighted that you enjoyed my novel. Thank you so much for that lovely encouragement. I'll let you know about a publication schedule for Muskoka Maharani as soon as Penguin give me a date.

There is a media interview about it - that you can read on my blog from mid-December. Let me know if you have any trouble tracking it down.

God bless

David

Jan said...

Great choice for "high". I love your mountain shots.

archiearchive said...

A wonderful view and story. I wish we had mountains like that in Western Australia

Powell River Books said...

I like the legend that went with your picture. Thanks for stopping by to see my mountain pictures. - Margy

Rebecca said...

Nice! :)

meemsnyc said...

That is a high mountain.

Gattina said...

Indeed high !! Is there a dragon living in ??

YTSL said...

That looks like quite the formidable mountain. Not as high as others I've seen but formidable all the same! ;b

gizelle said...

Where were you when you took the photo? I always wanted to try mountain climbing...Happy weekend and happy hunting!

jams o donnell said...

Nice take on this week;s theme. By comparison the highest point in Essex is 480 feet and yet we will be hosting the mountain biking even at the 2012 Olympics!

Have a great weekend

Stine said...

Wonderful high shots!

KISSEDALOTATOADS said...

Well that certainly works for high. Great photos and have a good week.

Sammawow said...

What a terrific take on the theme. And I love the story to go with it!

jmb said...

Goodness, it may be the highest mountain in Donegal but it's not so very high is it. Lovely shape though. Lovely story with it too. Have a great week Dragonstar.

the teach said...

Wonderful post for HIGH, dragonstar! I love your new earrings too! :D

JesieBlogJourney said...

Nice to learn about the high Mt. Errigal. It's beautiful. I like mountains. I happen to have a mountain for the hunt as well.

JesieBlogJourney said...

I love high mountains. Your mountain is prettier than mine.