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January and some thoughts about Molly

January , Thought on Molly

January , Thoughts on Molly

Molly was our much loved friend and companion for over twelve years, she featured many times here and visited most if not all of the locations that I have posted about.

She sadly passed away at the start of December but she had a great life with a walk everyday and she must have visited Ireland from the top to the bottom of the island during her time.

The places she loved the most always had water for her to swim in, as she loved fetching stones and sticks from the bottom of rivers, bringing them back as a present> she could stay doing this all day if we at some point did not want to move on.

Here I just wanted to share two of the many images I have of her , looking very please with the moments she was enjoying 🙂

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County Waterford , Ireland – An October’s walk along the Coast.

An October walk along the Waterford coast Irish Landscape Photography  Nigel Borrington

An October walk along the Waterford coast
Irish Landscape Photography
Nigel Borrington

Molly is our 12 and 1/2 year old Golden retriever and she loves nothing more than being in and around water – as often as she can !!! Rivers, Lakes, and the Sea. I often think that if it was not for her I would not have visited as many wonderful places here in Ireland, just trying to keep her walked and fit!!!, but being over 12 years old now, she has slowed down a little but still loves her swimming and coastal visits.

I also love visiting the Irish coastline, our nearest locations are along the county Waterford coast, with its rocky small coves and caves its just a perfect and dramatic coastline in many ways.

October is a great month for these visits as the mornings bring rolling in sea mists and dramatic waves as the temperatures slide slowly into the winter months …..

A walk along the Waterford coast line : Gallery

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An October walk along the Waterford coast Irish Landscape Photography  Nigel Borrington

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Four feet Friday !!! , “Four Feet”, by Rudyard Kipling

Four Feet Friday Molly our Golden  retriever

Four Feet Friday
Molly our Golden retriever

This is Molly our somewhat aging but much loved Golden Retriever, Aging very well I am happy to say 🙂

I took these images while on a walk with her yesterday in some local woodlands and was reminded of this Kipling Poem.

I think he captured so well the love and loyalty that pets bring to our lives and in the last, the memories that they leave when they are no longer able to be with us on their daily walks, of which I don’t think Molly has every mist a day. Mainly because I only need to go near the back door and there she is looking up and sitting down ready !!

I have enjoyed every walk with her four paws – in front and sometimes behind 🙂

Four Feet

by Rudyard Kipling

I have done mostly what most men do,
And pushed it out of my mind;
But I can’t forget, if I wanted to,
Four-Feet trotting behind.

Day after day, the whole day through —
Wherever my road inclined —
Four-Feet said, “I am coming with you!”
And trotted along behind.

Molly Four feet Friday 2.

Now I must go by some other round, —
Which I shall never find —
Somewhere that does not carry the sound
Of Four-Feet trotting behind.

by Rudyard Kipling


A morning walk in December.

December in Ballykeefe, County Kilkenny Irish Landscape Photography : Nigel Borrington

December in Ballykeefe, County Kilkenny
Irish Landscape Photography : Nigel Borrington

So far the early mornings this week, the first week of December 2014 have been perfect , bright clear blue sky’s, an overnight frost that has melted away by 9am leaving the fields and woodland paths very wet and damp.

One walk with molly I love doing on mornings like this is in Ballykeefe woods county Kilkenny, this is a circular walk around the nature reserve that slowly claiming to a viewing point at the top of the hill, the view here is just wonderful. There is a bench to sit on after the walk and the landscape views below are of all the farms between the these woods and the mountain of Slievenamon just across the county border from county Kilkenny and into county Tipperary.

The images below are from this walk and the last image shows the landscape views from the wooden bench at the top of the hill

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A Morning in Ballykeffe woods

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The Blue Monday’s of May – Sitting in the Bluebells

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Bluebell Monday in Knockadrina woods, County Kilkenny
Landscape photography : Nigel Borrington

Blue Monday’s of May

Monday again and the month of May is truly in full flight in our local woodlands, In an effort to get my week started I took Molly for a walk in the woods and found the entire woodland floor covered in Blue bells.

Each Springtime these wonderful flower, fill the woods with the colour blue and its just a fantastic moment. It easy to forget just how green the these place are for most of the year. We get the odd purple orchid and yellow of other flowers but only during May do we get the colour blue filling the forest floor in every direction.

The Month of May – a blue month…….

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Warmer days, down by the river.

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The River Suir, May 2013
Irish Landscape Photography : Nigel Borrington

Today could the the first day for weeks that we get no rain, the forecast is for a completely dry day, so in a effort to get my mind away from the bad weather I want to post some images from one of my best loved walks in the south east of Ireland.

These images are from May 2013 and show the River Suir in county Tipperary as she winds her way slowly towards the coast at Waterford Harbour, Myself and our Dog Molly do this walk many times but May just has to be one of the best Months. Life has returned to the river Banks with many birds and flowers returning. Molly just loves this walk as it offers her the chance to swim and walk along the river path for some miles.

These images show the views that will soon exist here and the recent floods will be a long forgotten part of this rivers annual cycle.

May on the River Suir, Gallery :

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