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When will I see the Bog Cotton again ?

Bog Cotton  Irish Landscape Photography : Nigel Borrington

Bog Cotton
Irish Landscape Photography : Nigel Borrington

Each year that comes and goes in the Irish bog-land landscape, for me is marked by the summer Bog Cotton. This amazing grass covers many of Ireland boggy wet lands , on the mountain sides and the low lands of midlands through out the country. Only for the fact that much of the Countries bogs are farmed for peat ( leaving the landscape scraped and scared, with no plant life left ! ) then their would be huge areas in the summer months all covered with white Cotton blowing in the wind.

When Will I see the Bog Cotton again ?

Well Starting from this May and June I hope, and I will be getting lots more pictures and just taking time to appreciate the views it brings !!!

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10 responses

  1. I have neither heard of nor seen bog cotton. I really enjoyed your photos, Nigel, and this beautiful introduction to it. πŸ™‚

    March 4, 2015 at 2:34 pm

    • Hello Jet πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Thank you , I remember the first time I came across some Bog cotton , what a sight – just amazing , very pleased to share πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      March 4, 2015 at 11:22 pm

  2. What an interesting plant! The closest thing we have to it here (I think) is milkweed, which doesn’t send out its silky cottony floaters till autumn.

    March 4, 2015 at 4:24 pm

    • Hello Alli πŸ™‚

      Thank you , The name Milkweed is ringing bells with me , I will check and get back as it would be great to know if they are the same thing πŸ™‚

      March 4, 2015 at 11:25 pm

  3. so beautiful! Ours is much more sparse, but right at the moment under lots of snow.

    March 4, 2015 at 5:44 pm

    • Hello Anne πŸ™‚

      Its great to know your have some and Springtime soon , so I guess your landscape will come to life πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      March 4, 2015 at 11:27 pm

  4. I have never seen the flowers that beautiful. I love the flower myself πŸ™‚ Thanks for the lovely sight ❀

    March 4, 2015 at 9:46 pm

    • Hello Hanna πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      A pleasure to share and I Very pleased you enjoyed seeing the great wild plants πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      March 4, 2015 at 11:28 pm

  5. Enjoy your work very much. What a wonderful website. Congratulations. I paint the Bog Lands of Donegal and particularly admire your shots of the bog cotton which I paint.

    March 12, 2015 at 11:15 pm

    • Hello Pamela πŸ™‚

      Thank you so much for making contact with your message !!

      Thank you also for your kind words on my blog and posts πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      I took a good look at your paintings last night – They are just amazing πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      I will visit you site many time , thank you for sharing such great work !

      Any one reading this message ! Please follow the link to Pamela’s great work – Just amazing art work πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      March 13, 2015 at 11:00 am

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