On the Beach

Cloudy skies  I purchased a little, open fronted beach tent two summers ago; it has been such a blessing – I can now spend quality time by the seaside in inclement weather. The beach called me last Wednesday, so I packed my tent and a picnic, before heading out to a quiet cove. A few clouds graced the Donegal skies:   Inside … More On the Beach

Enjoying the Journey

Fibromyalgia makes driving long distances a challenge for me; I am comfortable on short drives around home, but anything beyond that requires careful planning and extra rest, both before, during and after the journey. Last week, an unexpected funeral around 60 miles away, took me out of my driving comfort zone. However, I decided I was going to enjoy … More Enjoying the Journey

Rocks and Rock Pools

Last week, I longed for walk along Carrickfin Beach, despite it being a rather windy day. Thankfully, I had the wind behind me as I set out on the outward journey… The wind challenged the seabirds, The beach lay deserted… I was propelled to the far end, and much needed rocky shelter. Rocks have always fascinated … More Rocks and Rock Pools

Lambs at Last!

This week, I was rewarded with my first glimpses of this year’s newborn lambs -two white ones and three black, including black twins.  I have been eagerly anticipating their arrival since February ! The Twins and their friend I felt so thrilled to see them; I had a smile on my face for the remainder of the … More Lambs at Last!

Frogs have Spawned

Clumps of frog spawn in local pools Spring is well underway here in Donegal, and frogs have been busy producing frog spawn for around 2 weeks now.  I always feel such JOY when I see their clumps of eggs in water pools along my regular walking route. They remind me of my childhood, when I used to collect … More Frogs have Spawned

A Walk Down Memory Lane

Approaching my late mother’s childhood home If you who have been following this blog of late, you will already know that Donegal was recently voted “The Coolest Place on the Planet” by National Geographic Traveller (UK).   Walks has thus been added to my “Cloud Category” widget, and I shall be posting more photographs of Donegal’s rugged, natural beauty, … More A Walk Down Memory Lane

Wild Atlantic Waves

Video of Mullaghderg Beach The last of my Christmas shopping was completed on Thursday, as “Storm Barbara” was approaching the shores of Donegal.  In the featured photograph, she is creating huge waves off Cruit Island. I drove to Mullaghderg Beach to capture more of these awesome waves for posterity.  I could not resist making another video! … More Wild Atlantic Waves