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Friday, May 22, 2020

Summer has arrived!


Coumshingaun in centre on mountainside;
Uisce Soluis on it's right.

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Time galore for gardening!


If you've got a garden, big or small,
cocooning under COVID-19 restrictions
provided the opportunity to catch up on neglected gardening,
and to enjoy the weeks of sunshine
and the pleasure it brought.






Siberian Wallflowers
grown from seed some years ago.
Commenced blooming in January last;
still in bloom April 24th!






Grows extremely well
in shady areas e.g under trees.


If you've room and want scores of the plants,
they grow easily from seed dropped naturally,
or collect the seed and plant in different areas.



Cowslips attract the butterfly known as the Orange Tip,
An Barr Buí as Gaeilge.
Plenty of them in own garden in recent weeks.

Great for rockeries or on walls and fences
and will do well in shade also.








Bluebells also do very well in shady areas,
but need to be kept under control
or they can take over nearby lawns, etc.









Grown from a slip off a plant outside an abandoned
roadside cottage near
the bank o of the rivers Nore and Barrow,
north of the Barrow railway bridge. 

(Many viewers yesterday 28th April, including 108 views from Russia!)







If you're short of space for planting,
you can use various items as containers,
like example here with different herbs, 
also old tyres, three-legged pots, etc!









More images to follow here!

Thursday, April 16, 2020

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COVID - 19


Grandson - Ódhrán (Hospital Pharmacist), now working in Critical Care
in a Birmingham (U.K.) hospital for past few weeks.
His plans to get married yesterday had to be cancelled
because of the status quo!

Saturday, April 11, 2020

EWTN TV




Last night (Good Friday) EWTN TV broadcast an excellent hour-long programme 
entitled - "Path of the Messiah - part 2"
documenting events leading up to and after Christ's Ascension.
For thirty minutes before that the station broadcast another documentary entitled -
"Unlocking the secrets of the Holy Shroud".
A further programme tonight, Holy Saturday,
re the Holy Shroud will be broadcast from 10.00 pm to 11.00 pm.

You can view the station's schedule at the address given above,
and download it, if necessary.