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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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