Sunday, 7 April 2019

WOODLAND SURPRISES !

When we went down to the woods yesterday we had a few big surprises!


The bluebells were out.



On the woodland avenue to Kinnitty Castle Hotel stood these fellows and a special home



A friendly looking old chap with a welcoming smile



and his charming female companion.



A special house for the wee woodland folk with a stout front door



which surely is a home to be proud of.


Sculptures by Irelands's very own master wood carver John Hayes
please view link below



I considered myself very fortunate to get this photo of a group of Sika Deer at rest.
 Four of them were aware of my presence so I kept very still to ensure they would not bolt.



Notice this years new antlers of the stag have recently started to sprout.

You can read about a previous visit to Kinnitty here -


18 comments:

  1. I must go out and find some bluebell woods.

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    1. That is a very good idea Sue. I recall motorcycling through west Dorset years ago and of being nearly intoxicated by bluebell perfume, for there were many acres of them on either side of route.

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  2. That must have been a lovely walk Heron. Try and get a shot of those wee woodland folk for next time.

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    1. Many thanks for your comment Weaver. Those "Woodland folk" are shy to the extreme and so I probably will not ever manage to take a photo of them.

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  3. It looks like spring! And it's always so magical there.

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    1. O most definitely Spring Mitchell which will soon roll into Summer.

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  4. Hello again from Alberta, Canada, friend H … I loved your walk through those amazing woods … Thank you! … Here winter boot season is over, now it's on to rubber boot season, can't wait for our 100 frost free days flip flop season ... smiles … Love, cat.

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    1. Many thanks for your comments Cat which are always a pleasure to read xx

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  5. Is that Amy Winehouse in the fourth picture? Looks very similar.

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    1. Does it !
      I have checked with Mrs H being the one who knows all and she is not at all sure YP.

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  6. I must go a hunting the bluebells this weekend. Lovely photos.

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    1. Thank you for the comment Ita.
      I just hope it will be a warm weekend, for there is nothing like a good frolic amongst the flowers is there ?

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  7. Great transformations of old stumps!

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    1. It is isn't it and is being done all around the country.

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  8. Magical! Love those tree stumps. Happy Spring!

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    1. Many happy returns to you too Wendy and thanks for the comment.

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