As my regular readers will know, I have just had a few days away at my Mum's house in County Cork Eire. She and my stepfather are planning to sell their farm and move back to England to live on a barge. Because the house is now on the market and the delightful Paul had never seen it, we decided we had better take a hop, skip and a jump across the water and pay a visit. My Mum has the most amazing garden which they work hard to maintain, and views to die for (that's the benefit of living on the side of a mountain) so I thought I would share a couple of pictures with you.
This is their house:
They are keen gardeners with a 3 acre plot full of wonder with views across the mountains... and the most beautiful pond you ever saw:
And some amazing seedheads - this is Love in the Mist.
This is some sort of Allium but to me it looks like a fairy castle!
They love their flowers and I couldn't resist a splash of colour on an otherwise overcast day. Some lilies:
After we left Eire on Wednesday, we headed for Swansea for a couple of days for a family wedding on Friday. The weather in Wales was changeable to say the least, but during a sunny moment we visited Bracelet Bay in the Mumbles which was brilliant. Here are a couple of pics:
We took plenty of pictures of the rock pools with superb reflections, colours and textures. Maybe I will use one for a future project!