Monday, 26 February 2018

SUNNY SUNDAY

We had ourselves a day out to Kinvara once again on Sunday. Because of the impending snowy weather, which I am not looking forward too and if it were in my power it would not be happening anywhere near me, we escaped to make the most of the good weather while it lasted.


The day was absolutely gorgeous with wall to wall sunshine
and not too cold either, just a little over 8 deg C.



A day of hardly any sea breezes, lots of parked cars and hardly any people.




This mosaic was adhered to one of the harbour buildings and she caught my eye,
this red haired woman playing a fiddle.




A motherly swan feeding on pinkeens (small fish) in the company of seagulls.



This was just a lucky shot - catching her with her head down in range of the camera!



There was something about this sloop, it kept catching my eye,
perhaps it was the reflection on the water or its snug berth?

I found out later that the occupants of most of the cars were tucked away in a local
restaurant listening to a jazz band, I was not tempted... for such sunny 
weather in February is a rarity not to be missed.

Take care all of you and keep warm !







16 comments:

  1. Looks like you had a lovely time! And what a great mosaic!

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    1. Yes thank you, we had a great time in fact we were at a beach earlier and two hardy men were swimming and I was so engrossed that I forgot to take a photo of them gr'rr !

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  2. Heron - that swan photo and the last one of the boat are spectacular. The lovely sunny weather is something to hold on to in one's memory over the next few days if it is going to be as bad as it says.

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    1. Many thanks for your appreciation Pat.
      I just hope that most of the Orange weather front will go elsewhere along with two days threatened blizzards !

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  3. Hi Mel - looks lovely ... and that warmth - even 8 deg sounds good! Lovely photos ... so glad you had that happy day out ... and I've heard about the Siberian weather coming your way courtesy of the Great British Isle!! Cheers Hilary

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    1. Thank you the appreciation Hilary... I'll skip about commenting on the dubious gift from GB... if you don't mind :)

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  4. I just love the word "pinkeen", friend H ... I had a cat once and her name was Pinky maybe that's why ... anyway ... smiles ... Love, cat.

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    1. Hi Cat ... well you'd never know...odd words are scattered in languages... like petals on the ground.

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  5. Such a beautiful place and I love that mosaic, too. But I'd be complaining about 8C. My blood has thinned!

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    1. Hello Mitch good to hear from you 8C was a lot warmer than the 2C which it was when we left home earlier that morning and we were wearing thermals under our shirts :)

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  6. Jack L in Manitoba said:

    Thanks very much for the lovely pictures and comments, and so in keeping with your interests with the boat and appealling harbour scenes. Funny, watching the grace and beauty of the swans always make one feel uplifted ! I'm sorry to hear snow may be coming to your green island...but it won't last long. Today snow is melting a bit..and we don't have much for Manitoba this time of year....a nice week ahead gives us hope the past four months of deep winter may be weakening finally !! We won't have green until very late April or early May....but there is hope.

    Good for you to get out there for taking those scenic and uplifting photos for us all. Thank you and keep that peat stove going !! A and I are really thinking a lot of our upcoming trip and holiday to Ireland and England in August..!

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  7. Thank you for the comment Jack ! The Turf stove rarely goes out during the winter months whereas you get lots of snow and lower minus temps than us. We get lots of wind, frosts and icy rain that turns our "greeness" to a dry light brown during the winter.

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    1. Thanks for the comment Maj, the fifth one down showing the swirls around the swans head was a nice surprise for me when I down- loaded it :)

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  9. A glorious February day by the water...no wonder you were not tempted indoors, Mel! Too lovely! And you were fortunate that it wasn’t too cold!

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    1. Quite correct Val.
      What that day has done is to buoy me up for the weather that is threatened to follow, in other words a Strengthening Tonic !

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