Friday, 13 January 2012

Early morning drive..

I knew when I got up this morning it was going to be a nice wasnt dark when I opened the curtains. The sun was rising and there was frost on everything.

Dropped the boys to school and went for a drive to Lough Sillan.

Its a very large lake, great for watersports and fishing.

I knew driving into the village of Shercock that the views over the lake were going to be nice, it was -1 outside, and there was a fog over the other wee lakes around the town.

The picture above shows the sun rising over the village.

Made me feel good to be alive this morning, I felt so lucky to be witness to this gorgeous view.

The last time I was here with the lake this still I had the pleasure of seeing 2 Otters swimming across from the Mobile home park on the right of this picture out towards the middle of the lake and out to another wee island.

I have also spotted a Kingfisher on the banks of this lake! but I didnt have either my camera or my phone on me, so missed taking a picture of him.

Sunday, 1 January 2012

New Years day

And its time to get off ones ass.
Its been ages since I last blogged, but my excuse is I have been pretty busy, all indoors I might add.

I did think about snuggling up on the couch today, while the kids played repeatedly on their Wii/Ds games but mother nature called loudly to me to go out and enjoy some fresh air.

And even though the sky was grey (dont think it brightened up all day) and rain loomed on the horizon (wishful thinking on my part), I packed up 2 boys and a dog into the car.

Five mins later we were parking outside the nicest public park in the northeast (I will stand corrected if anyone knows of a better one). Sometimes I forget how lucky we are to live so close to Dun Na Ri forest park, Cavan, and most of the time I neglect to remember its even there for us to use.

The river was flowing fast and the trees glistened in green. The forest took on a life of its own with weird creatures being talked about and philosophical issues being discussed between the 9 year old and 11 year old (what if we were all in a dream and were to waken up in a white room). All the while our Jack Russell dragging me along to find the newest scent/smell.

I couldnt upload any more pics, the blog refuses to comply, so these 2 will have to make do....