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:

Sue said...

I must go out and find some bluebell woods.

A Heron's View said...

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.

The Weaver of Grass said...

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

A Heron's View said...

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.

Moving with Mitchell said...

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

^.^ said...

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.

A Heron's View said...

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

A Heron's View said...

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

Yorkshire Pudding said...

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

ita said...

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

A Heron's View said...

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

A Heron's View said...

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 ?

Tanza Erlambang said...

great shots...
have a nice day

A Heron's View said...

Thank you Tanza.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Great transformations of old stumps!

A Heron's View said...

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

Wendy said...

Magical! Love those tree stumps. Happy Spring!

A Heron's View said...

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