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Shroom time!!

The other day I went to my usual photo walk with a project in mind - to catch the last remnants of summer. I looked everywhere, believe me, but all I found was a butter cup with half eaten petals. 
The green, I discovered, is not very green any more and doesn't remind me of summer either. So, I definitely have to put the thoughts of summer behind me and as much as I don't want to welcome the rain, the cold and the constant cloud cover, they are here to stay. But there is something else that I found instead of my summer reminders - I found mushrooms!  
Shrooms everywhere in every shape and size!  They sprouted overnight and literally took over the world!! It's shroom time everyone get ready, but please don't go picking and eating if you don't know what you are doing!!!!! It's far too dangerous than you think!
Enjoy my Shroom gallery, I certainly enjoyed taking those images:

click on the images to see them as a slideshow

I found this gathering on the side of the road …

Daisy for a friend

I have to admit that this year we were blessed for a first time in 6 years with a real summer, followed by a mild autumn which actually turned into an Indian summer
How much better can it get?! Probably not much, so it's better if I leave it at that, I say, and let's keep our fingers crossed, so far we got away with a lot of bad weather (well there was that random tornado on the other side of Galway...) but I shouldn't talk too much it's still in the middle of October so I will really change the subject and I will start talking about daisies!

I promised a couple of friends from the states that I will tell them about my secret daisy place. Somewhere in Oughterard, off Cregg road, there is a little lane that leads off into the fields and ends there in the middle of nowhere. Hidden in the bracken and the briers there is a ruin of a barn which no one would notice most of the time except in June and July when the place goes wild and crazy with daisies. They simply grow e…

Autumn Celebration

It is the first of October and I have to admit that this year Autumn strolled in without hesitation and it is definitely here to stay.  Up until a few days ago, the trees were still more dark green than brown, the grass was less rusty than it is suddenly today and certainly, there weren't as many leaves dancing in the wind either.

Since my Sunday walk, when I officially went into Autumn mode, all the signs are boldly present. The dark luscious green of the trees is suddenly enriched with reddish and brown tones. The birches are slowly adorning their golden attire and the rushes in the bogs are becoming all rusty with a touch of crimson where the sun rays touch them.
It is an amazing scene that can drive anyone crazy with all that stunning beauty. Nature is perfect and we need to protect it and keep it clean!

There is nothing more annoying for me than finding everyday litter by the side of the roads. How come, some people can not wait to trow their garbage in the bin like everyone…

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