White blossom on tree.

Blossom, Bird Fights and Bumblebees

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Right now, I have a stunning view from my window. The tree across the road is wearing a badge of blossom. It looks like a wedding guest, proud to show off some fresh blooms for the occasion.
Swallow Chicks.

When Swallow Chicks Fledge

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Our swallow chicks have fledged already! It seems they were an early brood. One minute, Hubs and I were gazing up, trying to count the number of feathery faces; the next, we were looking at an empty nest.
Two baby rabbits.

Rabbit Family Values

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A rabbit family have moved into my garden. Talk about Watership Down, it's Watership overflowing out there! Firstly, Hubs and I spotted a large rabbit, then a medium sized one, then a baby and finally two babies . . . I know, it sounds like the rabbit version of Goldie Locks and the Three Bears.
Ginger Kitten

The Ginger Kitten and Queen of the Doorstep

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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...

Summer Watch: The Pine Marten Masquerade

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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 Super Furry Inhabitants of Fota Wildlife Park

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So this week I swapped watching the Olympics for a walk in Fota Park. It wasn't easy as walking involves actual activity, not just observing the exertions of others but I managed it with a supporting arm from hubs, some sustaining gossip from my sis-in-law and a whole lot of enthusiasm from my nephew.
Cliffs of Moher, County Clare.

The Cliffs of Moher

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Our first family holiday - myself, hubs, our baby, and The Cliffs of Moher. Although the weather was rather grey and an edgy wind accompanied us, it seemed fitting as we breathed in the landscape, the sheer scale of the cliffs and their brooding, domineering presence. Tourists swarmed in all directions. Any time we paused to take a photo, a person appeared beside us.
Young seagull and parent.

The Seagulls of Dunmore East

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Before the storms, there was Dunmore East . . . This is what I shall tell myself when my country cottage is under siege from swirling gusts and whipping rain. Yes, I've read the weather forecast for the coming week and it doesn't look good. So today, I'll be reflecting on a fresh, but sunny afternoon, spent at the harbour in Dunmore East.

Rediscovering The Sea

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I wanted to go to the sea, realised I hadn't been in almost a year.  Why?  I love the sea.  I grew up with...