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In a Sleepy Hollow, Wild Sorrel grows

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Wild woodland Sorrel, Glenbower, Owning, county kilkenny
Irish Nature photography Nigel Borrington

In a Sleepy Hollow, Wild Sorrel grows

Glenbower woodlands is located near the village of owning in the south of county Kilkenn. In the middle of the wood is located a deep and very sleepy hollow, in winter the hollow is covered in fallen leaves from the trees that are located on the very edges of cliffs above.

Spring time however brings new life with fox dens located in the cliffs and a carpet of ferns and Wild woodland Sorrel with its many white and purple flowers.

Sorrel is found carpeting many Irish old, undisturbed woodlands in spring, this pretty downy perennial also grows on moss-covered trees and shady stone walls and is widespread throughout the country.

Each pretty white flower has five petals, bell-shaped some (10 – 15 mm), held on a stem which comes directly from the roots. The petals are lined with a tracery of purple veins through to the golden centre of the flower. The three petalled heart-shaped leafs fold up towards late afternoon or in rain as do the fragile flowers.

They Can be eaten and have a sharp taste of oxalic acid, wonderful with salads and as a garnish. The flowers blooms from April to June.

Wild Sorrel is a native plant to Ireland and belongs to the family Oxalidaceae.

Sleepy Hollow Image Gallery

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This morning Light , a Poem

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Morning Landscape, County Tipperary
Landscape photography : Nigel Borrington

Tuesday and the Easter holiday weekend is over , I went for an early morning walk and was trying my best to plan the week ahead. Failing in most respects however. I found myself lost in the morning and distracted by just how wonderful the soft light was, we had a light covering of cloud and it resulted in some wonderful light and colours across the fields and woods.

Still a little frustrated as I sat at my desk, I decided to write down some words and share them in a post along with some images I took along my morning walk.

The morning of Tuesday 22nd April 2014.

This morning light

When first morning light comes to reveal the landscape,
There are many thoughts that I ponder in my mind,
last nights dreams fading away.

This mornings sounds should give a clue,
If I could only remember what it is I need to do,
I know it came to me last night, fading fast into the morning light

I walk on past these fields covered in soft light,
What was that dreams I had last night,
Completely gone and washed away,
Taken into yet another day.

Morning Landscapes

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Easter Sunday on the Mountain of Slievenamon

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Easter Sunday on Slievenamon, county Tipperary
Landscape Photography : Nigel Borrington

Happy Easter to everyone.

The great Easter holiday weather in our part of Ireland has finally broken with rain this evening for the first time in about two weeks, we had a wonderful morning however as the sky was blue and clear and the sun rise was wonderful.

One thing I love to do on an Easter Sunday is to get outside an experience our local landscape, This morning setting off to walk up Slievenamon our local mountain about 10km from home, many people had the same idea and it was great to meet and say hello to people doing their first big hill walk of the Summer.

The Images below I hope go a little way to sharing the landscape and views from this wonderful mountain, They include some images of the Burial cairn at the very summit of Slievenamon.

Happy Easter !!

Easter Sunday on SLievenamon : Gallery

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Easter (Ostara) Saturday local walk’s – Kilkenny Landscape Gallery

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Kilkenny Landscape Images
Landscape photography : Nigel Borrington

It’s Easter Saturday and the weather is still wonderful here in Kilkenny, It is a great feeling to be able to walk down the country lanes and get some great views of our local landscapes.

The Cattle are all out of the sheds for the summer and colour has returned to the fields.

The below Gallery are some images taken this morning on a walk around our local area.


Kilkenny Landscape Gallery

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Easter (Ostara) Friday at the beach.

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Dunmore east, County Waterford, Ireland
Irish Landscape Photography : Nigel Borrington

The Easter weekend is traditionally to first weekend of warm summer days here in Ireland, its a great time to get out and about and what better place than going down to the beach.

With a population of only 4.3 Million the beaches are never to full at this time of year, yet the weather can be very good. The images in this post were taken this Morning at the small fishing town of Dunmore east and the near by beach of Forenaught, a small and private little place that’s great for a morning swim.

Image Gallery

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Easter (Ostara) time and the, Hawthorn Flowers

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Crataegus monogyna, Common hawthorn, County Kilkenny
Nature Photography : Nigel Borrington

Easter(Ostara) time and Hawthorn flowers

In my last post I hinted that I was going to take a little time off over the Easter holidays, sometime away from my phone or laptop and get outside as much as possible, its spring time here and after all our winter storms the landscape is returning to life with colour and wildlife in full flow.

Yesterday I took some time to do some long walks, just myself and Molly our Golden retriever, around many of county Kilkenny’s paths and country lanes.

Each Easter here one of the first signs of Spring and Summer is the Hawthorn flowers, Hawthorn is a very popular form of hedging in the county and all the road side and field hedges turn to white as the flowers bloom.

The images here I hope show just how white and full these flowers are, its a wonderful sight each year and really lets you know that summer is only just around the corner..

Hawthorn Flowers : Gallery

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Easter (Ostara) Holidays in the Landscape.

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Easter Holidays in the Irish Landscape
Landscape Photography : Nigel Borrington

Easter (Ostara)

Easter to many Christians marks a religious holiday and the two weeks around Easter weekend is traditionally a Holiday time.

Before the Christian tradition however it was still marked as Ostara by the Pagan world, marking a time of rebirth and new life, Life has returned to the landscape with new growth and natural foods available. Wild life is on the move again starting to make plans for a new breeding season, finding foods themselves and getting to put some much needed body weight back on.

Over the next two weeks I want to get out and capture these changes, as the march towards the summer months feels ever closer and closer.

Image Gallery

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