Monday, August 24, 2009


Saturday morning was lovely, warm and sunny and the butterflies thought it was a lovely day too.

Our front garden was full of butterflies flitting to and fro through the shrubs and I got some lovely shots of some of them, they were so happy feeding that they did not fly away which was great


Thursday, August 20, 2009

Monday, August 17, 2009


We do not use any artificial sprays or fertilisers in our small garden so that the wildlife visit us in safety. We do daft things like letting our onions and sage go to seed and the bees love this and on a sunny day the buzzing of bees can be heard. But we have noticed that in spite of planting shrubs that butterflies like we have had very few visit in the last few years so there was much exitement when a peacock butterfly landed on the sage. Unfortunately by the time I got my camera it had flown off, I remember some years back coming home from work and seeing the front of our house covered in red admiral butterflies! I sat in wonderment and counted them and got up to the figure of 35! Of course when I opened the car door they flew off but I have never forgotten that sight.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Friday, August 14, 2009


These last few weeks have been busy in our household and I do not know where July went!

My day on the railings in Wicklow was very successful and it was a happy day for all of us selling our wares. Its lovely to chat to like minded people, sharing ideas, where they get their framing etc. I always learn so much. The weather was very kind to us and there were lots of people looking at the pictures which was great.

Simon moved into his flat and has just made a few fleeting visits to us, we have just had some friends visiting from New Zealand who left yesterday and we have finally got the house to ourselves.

I now have the task of updating my filing system which I have neglected since the beginning of the summer so that when Geoffrey yells "where's the ESB bill" I can hopefully put my hand on it!