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.
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.
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.
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.