The title says it all, for the Slieve Blooms are beautiful, especially when the heather is out. This year it carpets the land with a purple blanket that burns the eyes. We are very fortunate to be living where we do close to Sliabh Bladhma [Irish name].
This photo was taken from The Ridge of Capard looking towards the east and on the skyline several ancient sites sit in equal splendour. Different to us in that they are on the tourist route; I am never quite sure whether it would be good to have the same number of visitors as they do or not, it would bring about changes and they are not always beneficial.
The quiet and almost secret mountains.
Part of the Ridge of Capard is an area of scientific interest, to allow access board walks have been laid to prevent damage.
Here I captured two female photographers unaware of my actions.
A significant full moon marked the end of our family
holiday together and the eve of my daughters' birthday.
We celebrated with Prosecco, gifts and talk that went on past midnight.