Ginger Kitten

The Ginger Kitten and Queen of the Doorstep

The Ginger Kitten and Queen of the Doorstep. I saw the sweetest little ginger kitten the other day.  She was snuggled up to her Mum...
Stunning riverside scene at Carrick-on-Suir, complete with heron.

Walking by the River

I love walking by the river in Carrick-on-Suir. The water always looks so fresh and cool. Sometimes it's possible to distinguish black flickers of fish in the depths. Swans parade like floating snowdrops and on a sunny day the sky presses, only offering a bare trace of breeze.

No Snow just Soup and the Jack Frost Handshake

I hope I'm not going to jinx Waterford by saying this but we seem to have escaped the snow. That's not to say Jack Frost hasn't shaken us firmly by the numb hand. We did experience a gentle flurry yesterday, but it never looked close to delivering the full horror of a snowstorm.

Wild Rabbits with Memories of Watership Down

I've been seeing wild rabbits everywhere, in people's gardens, at the side of the road, emerging from woodland. None of them have been white or have caused me to fall into a pit and hallicinate so I think I'm safe enough ;) .

Summer Watch: The Pine Marten Masquerade

When I was watching Springwatch a month ago little did I know that I would be one of the lucky few to spot a Pine Marten. The animal was featured on the programme and named as a rare and endangered species.
The humble Hairy Molly or Fox Moth Caterpillar (according to Internet reports).

Micropoetry and the Hairy Molly

I've been looking out for a certain kind of caterpillar, thinking of its presence as a sign; a prime indicator that autumn is here. The caterpillar I refer to is known as a 'Hairy Molly'. I think this is actually a slang term for the larvae of the fox moth, but don't quote me. I've just done a small bit of Intenet research and it can only be trusted so far!
Solitary bird against a rainbow backdrop.

Following A Rainbow, Birds and The Blues

I refuse to do 'The January Blues' this year. Not interested. Instead, I'm following a rainbow, not literally, of course. I know all that 'Wizard of Oz' stuff isn't real. But, in a murky month like January colours take on a greater significance.
Swallow Chick

Swallow Chicks, Big Fish and Orange Berries

If you follow me on Twitter or Facebook, you may have heard me mention my new family of three - the swallow chicks! Ok, so they're not quite mine, but as their nest is situated just a few feet from my door I have adopted the 'watchful aunty' role and I think we're beginning to bond!

Nature Walk: The Lamb Stampede

 Did you know that lambs can stampede? Neither did I until I went for a nature walk the other day and found myself observing...