Wednesday, February 28, 2018

A Robin in February . . .


This guy follows me endlessly around the garden
and will come into the kitchen if and when he's allowed!
He has  a less-assertive companion; male or female I don't know,
as they look identical!

His favourite food is uncooked Flahavans' Porridge Oatlets,
which he demands a few times each day!
This photo taken on Feb. 21st last. 

The February 28th Snow, 2018.


Not as heavy here in Malcomson Square, Portlaw, as expected,
and melting rapidly at this time (11.00 am approx.),
due to sunshine and gritting.
Like 'your's truly', Teddy O'Brien, pictured above,
was wearing Yaktrax on his shoes,
both of us having acquired them in 2010 for future use
and not used until today!
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By strange co-incidence another photo of Teddy was the first uploaded
to this site on Monday December 27, 2010.
A copy has now been positioned hereunder.



Mikey O'Sullivan was also out for some shopping
and is seen here outside the long-defunct
Mayfield Lodge. 

Over three hours later, the snow was falling heavily
and then stopped.

Storm EMMA and blizzard conditions to arrive about 4.00 pm tomorrow, Thursday,
when, it is recommended, that EVERYONE should be indoors,
until mid-day Friday.
Workers to be allowed to be home by 4.00 pm
and driving to be 'suicidal' from then until Friday,
due to the forecasted NIL visibility!

Next Day - March 1st:



Footprints of numerous birds outside our back door,
where a variety of food awaited them today,
including seed, peanuts, suet balls,
and some uncooked Flahavans' Porridge Oatlets.













Sunday, February 11, 2018

The Photoshopped Bus, as some thought!!!


The above image, published on this site in June 2012,
was published simultaneously on the site:  
www.flickr.com/photos/mazurka666
where to date it has attracted 1352 views!
This Dublin bus was photographed in Portlaw's polo field,
where it was located for a short period.

White Pheasant


White Pheasant in the snow of February 6th.
Taken from inside my car.
Plenty of these white ones in this area.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

February Snow (2018)


                                                                                                                                                          There were plenty of snow warnings for the night of 5 & 6th February,
but it wasn't as severe as expected. and melted rapidly in the next day's sunshine.
The Comeraghs looked great, however. 


Curraghmore House in the foreground,
with Sliabh na mBan on the horizon, and little snow to be seen.


In shady areas only was snow to be seen locally, like here at Sallaheen.
One fine beech grounded here after recent storms.