Friday, June 24, 2011

Down The Garden Path

Thanks to the flail last week, and a proper grown up lawnmower that we acquired form Wilson's of Annsborough, the garden paths are shaping up,

Here is a quick journey in pictures:

top of the hill, in the Turnip House Courtyard

the path leads off from the lawn

down past the thorn trees

a choice of path 

distant glimpses, with foxgloves

down to the bogland

the far seat

the view from the seat : Slievenaboley
on past the river

moving up again

along the middle of the garden

the grasslands

looking back

the far seat below Donard

the Picnic Lawn - soon to host it's first croquet match - watch this space!

back to the Turnip House - coffee is waiting!

The benefits of rain!

since we're now well into flaming June, and the rain keeps on coming, it's time to console ourselves with it's good side - that's why we're The Emerald Isle; it really is the stuff of life, and we can sit and watch the rain, imagining our well filling up! It has not run dry.

inside, looking out - nothing else for it, will have to do some knitting!

the mountains glistening with water

it's really good for the plants

we planted these back in March, they now reward us with an intense splash of colour at the door of the workshop