A favourite haunt.

3 Mar

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Yesterday was the start of National Tree Week in Ireland. To mark the day we went to Knockranny Woods just outside Keadue village. Sadly on this occasion Bards in the Woods were a small group but that made it none  less the enjoyable.

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The flooding from the wettest February on record has not yet receded here.

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No walking on the shore line today.

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Within the forest the stony paths were nice and dry making for a pleasant stroll amongst the trees.

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We spent some time at this clearing where stands my favourite tree in this forest…a majestic Beech.

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Nearby is another Beech of similar size but somehow I feel more drawn to the other tree. It always catches my eye and demands my attention.

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Looking across Lough Meelagh to Kilronan Mountain where the wind turbines turn slowly in the breeze.  Our old place in Arigna lies in the valley beyond the mountain. We could see these turbines from our backyard when we lived there. Just over a year since we moved but somehow it seems longer.

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As evening started to draw in we had a cup of tea and a chat at the picnic table here looking onto the lake. A lovely end to the afternoon.

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9 Responses to “A favourite haunt.”

  1. melissa March 3, 2014 at 8:17 pm #

    Stunning!

  2. cathsveggies1 March 3, 2014 at 8:42 pm #

    Still seems a lovely place to ramble around,Bridget!

  3. Eliza Waters March 3, 2014 at 9:02 pm #

    Looks like you had a lovely day for your outing. I agree with you, your favorite beech is indeed special with its green coat of moss!

  4. hocuspocus13 March 3, 2014 at 9:23 pm #

    Reblogged this on hocuspocus13.

  5. KL March 3, 2014 at 11:44 pm #

    The trees are majestic indeed but somehow I am getting attracted to that one with lots of moss on it. Beautiful place to sit, enjoy, think and have a cuppa.

  6. KerryCan March 4, 2014 at 12:05 am #

    This looks wonderful! Those big old trees really speak to me, too! I hope the flooding ends soon . . .

  7. lifelifedeathdeath March 4, 2014 at 4:30 am #

    Such a beautiful place! I love these pictures!

  8. silverbells2012 March 4, 2014 at 5:49 am #

    There certainly seems to be a lot of water!

    Looks like it was a beautiful day out 🙂

  9. wellywoman March 6, 2014 at 11:29 am #

    What a beautiful place. 🙂

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