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Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Roadside Beauty

                                                                                                                                                                    This display can be seen every year apast Tower Hill Cottages.

Flowers' Name: Lesser Celandine
Scientific Name: Ficaria verna ssp verna
Irish Name: Grán arcáin
Family Group: Ranunculaceae

The Lesser Celandines have eight petals, unlike other somewhat similar flowers which have less. 

'There is a Flower, the Lesser Celandine,
That shrinks, like many more, from cold and rain;
And, at the first moment that the sun may shine,
Bright as the sun itself, 'tis out again!'

From The Small Celandine      by William Wordsworth (1770-1850).
I had the pleasure of seeing places associated with Wordsworth a few years ago in the English Lake District.

Sunday, March 27, 2022

Arctic Canada Geese

 One of many shots taken along the Waterford coast.
Read about them at:

Read about our Whooper Swans, seen each winter until end of April, at Coolfin, Portlaw, and other places at  also. 

Monday, March 21, 2022

For the time that's in it!

 Full quotation:

"When I despair, I remember that all through history, the ways of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time they can seem invincible, but in the end they always fall. Think of it, always."

- Mahatma Gandhi (1869 - 1948).

(If interested, you may freely copy and share the above anti-Putin graphic and full quotation underneath it, without changes, and use it as you wish)

One left click on the image, will show an enlarged copy.

Tuesday, March 15, 2022