Saturday, 30 May 2009

Saturday PhotoHunt - Book(s).

A book-end shaped like two books - with an unlikely brass peacock sitting on them!

TNChick hosts the PhotoHunt.

Happy Hunting!

Thursday, 28 May 2009

True Colours Thursday - Cobalt.

I love rich blue.
When the colour was BLUE I posted most of my cobalt blue glazed pottery. That left me with little worth showing - except these egg cups given to me years ago by Second Son.

True Colours Thursday is hosted HERE. It's always worth a visit.

Wednesday, 27 May 2009

ABC Wednesday, Round 4 - S.

For the letter S today I offer
in the playground near the

And a

under a ride in the playground near the

And lastly, some evening
sunlight on stones
and broken shells on the
There's even some seaweed!

ABC Wednesday was started by Denise, and more participants can be found through the comments on the dedicated page (Mr Linky doesn't feel very well at the moment!)

Monday, 25 May 2009

Monochrome Monday.

A small part of the Arranmore Ferry, taken in Burtonport harbour.

For many more Maniacs, visit the dedicated site.

Sunday, 24 May 2009


I've been trying to get round to posting this for weeks, but I've just not managed it. Still, here it is now.
Just in time for my birthday, at the very beginning of this month, an envelope arrived from my dear blogging friend Nydia in Brazil. Inside was a little package wrapped in pretty baby-dragon paper.

Inside the dragon paper were two lovely bookmarks made by Nydia's son Lucas - one for me and one for Aileni. This photo shows one side,

and this shows the other.

Lucas has included autumn leaves, which really brought home to me the difference between the southern hemisphere and the northern spring!

Next there was this almost-monochrome fridge magnet, depicting the famous Sugar Loaf Mountain, made by Nydia. It smartens up my fridge.

Lastly there was this cute dragon, also made by Nydia. It could be used as a keyring, but I'd hate to risk damaging it. It hangs above my desk, guarding my computer.
Isn't it lovely? I'm so lucky! Thank you Nydia - and Lucas.

Saturday, 23 May 2009

Saturday PhotoHunt - Plastic.

Plastic is everywhere!

Many more entries can be found here.

Happy Hunting!

Thursday, 21 May 2009

True Colours Thursday - Grey.

A worn bit of railing.



Visit the home of True Colours for more examples of grey.

Wednesday, 20 May 2009

ABC Wednesday, Round 4 - R.

And R is for

The river runs through Dungloe, forming several small lakes on the way. It leaves the last lake through sluices and over a weir.

This was taken last autumn, with the river in flood and rosehips on the bank.

And here is the river seen through railings.

The river flows through the town...

...and runs under the last bridge to the shore and the sea.

ABC Wednesday was started by Denise.
Participants can be found through the Linky site.

Monday, 18 May 2009

Odd Shots On Monday

I'm outta here!

A dunnock running past the huge blue-tit garden decoration I was given for my birthday.

Odd shots on Monday is hosted by Katney.

Monochrome Monday.

A much-read book.

Aileni hosts this theme. Check out the home page.

Saturday, 16 May 2009

Saturday PhotoHunt - Painted.

There has been a gap in our Main Street for several years where a building was demolished.
Recently a hoarding appeared closing off the site.
The hoarding is much more decorative than most of its kind - it has a PAINTED decoration.
Below is part of that hoarding.

For many more painted posts, visit TNChick, the originator of this fun challenge.

Happy Hunting!

Thursday, 14 May 2009


I have a brand new grandson, born half an hour ago! Life is good!

Baby boy born 1705 Irish Summer Time.
Weight 8 pounds 9 ounces.
First child of Second Son and his Lady.
To be called Dylan.

True Colours Thursday - Turquoise.

I was in the vestibule of our library, taking a photo for yesterday's post. On the walls of the vestibule are several posters with information on various local historical events. Here are three of those posters - in a pretty shade of turquoise.

This is a large square scarf that I use at times to keep my shoulders warm on cool evenings. It contains a variety of colours, including turquoise.

Visit My True Colours for more turquoise posts.

Next week's colour is grey.

Wednesday, 13 May 2009

ABC Wednesday, Round 4 - Q.

is for
Quiet please!

A view through the door of our local library.

ABC Wednesday was started by Denise.

For the Quintessential Quota of Qs visit the Linky page.

Monday, 11 May 2009

Monochrome Monday.

Aileni's great idea.

For more monochromes, visit the home page.
Why not post one of your own?

Saturday, 9 May 2009

Saturday PhotoHunt - In Memory.

A large stone by the sea in Burtonport, erected in memory of eleven local men who lost their lives when two boats sank over 30 years ago.

This is a slightly closer shot, which is easier to read, particularly if you enlarge it.

The Saturday PhotoHunt is hosted by TNChick. Why not join the fun?

Thursday, 7 May 2009

True Colours Thursday - Cerise.

I missed participating last week - in fact I did very little last week!
I'm back at the keyboard again this week, and here's my cerise entry.

The cyclamen on my windowsill, last summer.
It's beginning to flower again, and I'm so pleased!

Visit My True Colours for more cerise entries.

Wednesday, 6 May 2009

ABC Wednesday, Round 4 - P.

I'm sorry I missed last week, I've not been 100% fit.
I'm not posting double letters this week, just the letter P.

P is for PIER.

I grew up knowing that a pier was built out over the sea on great wooden posts. This pier in nearby Burtonport, is a strong modern version of the piers I knew.

When I came to Co Donegal I discovered that local custom named jetties, quays and slipways all the same. They are all piers.

This is a view along the refurbished pier in Dungloe, facing away from the town. If you walk along to the end, beyond the furthest lamp, there are steps leading down to the water - if there's any water at low tide!

Dungloe Bay is long and shallow, with no water at the pier when the tide is low. The water you may be able to see at the foot of the steps isn't sea, it's part of the water from the river which runs across the shore.

For more perfect P words visit the home of ABCWednesday, and have fun.

Monday, 4 May 2009

Monochrome Monday.

A jeweller's window in Letterkenny, Co Donegal.

You can find many more monochrome maniacs here. If you like monochrome, why not join us?