Wednesday, 29 July 2009

ABC Wednesday Round 5 - B.

ABC Wednesday was started by Denise!

My grandmother collected buttons.
My mother collected buttons.
So naturally I also collected buttons.

is for

in a bottle.

Buttons in a bag.

Very old buttons, from my grandmother and my mother.

Much newer buttons, left over from clothes I made for my children when they were small.

I also have many buckles and some small bells - here are a few.
I can see no use for these buttons, buckles, and bells, but I have kept them for many years "just in case."
I wonder if I'll ever get rid of them...

If you'd like to see more B words from many more people, be sure to visit the ABC page!

Monday, 27 July 2009

Monochrome Monday.

The Monochrome Weekly Theme is hosted by Aileni.

Please visit the dedicated page for a feast in black and white.

Wednesday, 22 July 2009

ABC Wednesday Round 5 - A.

This is the start of the wonderful third year of
ABC Wednesday!
Denise Nesbitt started this back in 2007, and I joined in at the beginning of the second round. This is now the fifth, and I see no reason for it to end any time soon.

is for
Arrow head.

This is a beautiful tiny flint arrow head from my collection of treasures.

More A posts can be found through the dedicated page. Try the comments and the new Mcklinky list, and have fun!

Monday, 20 July 2009

Monochrome Monday.

Hosted by Aileni.

For more monochrome shots visit the dedicated page.

Saturday, 18 July 2009

Saturday PhotoHunt - Rock(s).

I'm late again.
In fact, life's been so busy that I nearly forgot!
Still, I didn't have to search very hard to find photos of rocks. Living here, rocks feature quite frequently in photos. My main problem was deciding between 'arty' shots of rocks and shells or rocks and seaweed, and the more picturesque scenery.
I finally decided on this one, taken a few weeks ago at Roshine, Burtonport, Co Donegal.
Plenty of rocks here.

More ideas and rocky pictures can be found through the comments on TNChick's site.

Happy Hunting!

Wednesday, 15 July 2009

ABC Wednesday - Z.

We've reached the final letter of the alphabet,
and it's given me as much trouble as X!

But I found this bookmaker in Main Street.
WiZZy might count!

And there are these shutters on the ground floor windows of the Central Bar.
Maybe they count.

More Z posts can be found through the comments (Mr Linky isn't working) on the ABC Wednesday page.

See you all next week!

Monday, 13 July 2009

Monochrome Monday.

High and dry.

A damaged lobster pot awaiting repair.

Aileni runs this fun challenge.
View more participants on the dedicated page - all welcome to join in!

Saturday, 11 July 2009

Saturday PhotoHunt - Garbage.

The theme this week is
That's something I try to avoid when taking photos, and I've searched my files (unsuccessfully) for something containing garbage of any kind.
Not to be deterred, off I went to WordWeb Online. They tell me that garbage is food waste or scraps, as from a kitchen.
Now that I can do!
Here's my garbage - fruit peelings and coffee grounds waiting to go out to the compost bin.

TNChick has some very sweet garbage on show today, and there will be much more to be found through the links on her site.
Please keep her and her family in your thoughts, as her husband is to have major surgery on Monday.

Wednesday, 8 July 2009

ABC Wednesday - Y.

We're very nearly at the end of the alphabet again. Just one more week to go, and Denise has asked if we want to carry on. My answer is a huge
This week the letter is

This is my son on his motorbike, wearing a high-visibility YELLOW waistcoat/vest. He's waiting at the end of our road, at the sign that once - before part of the Y fell off - said YIELD.

Here he has parked so that he can take photos.
the motorbike is a

This is part of the graveyard wall beside the Old Chapel. The trees are Irish YEW (Taxus baccata 'Fastigiata'). I've been told that, in this case, the yellow tree is male and the dark green is female.
More Y posts can be found through the ABC Wednesday page.
Maybe you'll feel like joining in with Round 5.

Monday, 6 July 2009

Monochrome Monday.

The Monochrome Weekly Theme is hosted by Aileni.

Find many more entries, and a great selection from last week, on the dedicated page.

Saturday, 4 July 2009

Saturday PhotoHunt - Pink.

This Dianthus, or
appeared recently in what I thought was an empty tub. It flowered a few days ago, and there's another bud growing. It's a beautiful glowing colour, and the edges of the petals are serrated, or

You'll find a lot more contributions over with our hostess TNChick.

Happy Hunting!

Wednesday, 1 July 2009

ABC Wednesday - X.

Today's letter is the letter

I've found this to be Xtremely difficult!
I've been unable to find anything in Dungloe with a name starting with X.
The best I can do is show you some markings in a car park,

and the boX junction in Main Street.

Also, in my own back garden, there's the green trellis on the yellow fence - complete with foXgloves!

I think I've stretched the theme far enough this week, so I'd better stop there.

To see how others have managed, visit the ABC page.