23 November, 2020

19 November, 2020

running out of time

these were in someone's front garden.  They are sheltered being surrounded by all the greenery but it's getting colder and raining frequently so time will tell if these bloom full cycle.

these hydrangeas are faded and falling fast.  They are in the same front garden as the top ones.

17 November, 2020


the old roof was taken off about two weeks ago and now they are starting to build a new one.  Tons of work on the building, it will take a very long time.  It was raining and windy for those workers all day yesterday.  
The Christmas lights were installed around town the other night.

16 November, 2020

mural-ish monday

a bus window shot  I took the last time I was on a bus back in Sept.  It looks like he is standing on top of the sign but he is actually on the side of the house.
Guinness Toucan
The Guinness toucan was developed for an advertising campaign by John Gilroy in the 1930s. ... A colorful toucan smiles serenely with one or two pints of the black stuff balanced easily on its giant beak. This iconic vintage Guinness poster decorates the walls of Irish pubs and homes of beer lovers worldwide.

linking up with Sami's colourfulworld

11 November, 2020


a van I saw yesterday in the Aldi parking lot.  Nice website too Unique Ascent

to see other signs visit Tom's backroadstraveller

09 November, 2020

the triskle heads

by Brendan McGloin.  Three heads carved in one block of Limestone set upon a sandstone column with a capping stone between, reading the names of the three masters in Gaelic. The figure represents the Fourth master, Michael Cleary , a monk whom though of the idea to cronical the history of Ireland and brought together the three other men to research and compile the Annals of the Four Masters.
Triskle Heads, 2002
The Triskle Heads are 2 meters x 5 meters in size, carved from a single block of granite and rests upon a plinth made up of four sandstone blocks which represent the annals and is located in front of the Bundoran Library, Bundoran, Co. Donegal.
Info courtesy of Donegal County Council Public Art (DCCPA)

05 November, 2020

tear it down

 there was a notice atttached in the front of the property (see below) saying this house will be torn down.  It's sad because it is still in good shape.

01 November, 2020

CDP theme day - Kindness

Community is about reaching out with compassion, staying connected and sending love to each other. That’s why at An Post, you can now send love to communities living in care homes across Ireland with free postage.  From October 19th 2020, it will be free for customers to send mail to residents in Care Facilities across Ireland until January 31st 2021.  Info courtesy of An Post

 to see other themes on kindness,  follow this link 

31 October, 2020

saturday critters

I believe these are white turkeys which I have never seen before, they were just walking around.  Looks like they were following the leader.:)

linking to Eileen's viewingnaturewitheileen

29 October, 2020

recycled frosty

saw him up at the recycle station the last time I was up there.  He's a little early but I'm sure he'll hang around. :)

28 October, 2020


In Ireland, a television licence is required for any address at which there is a television set. Since 2016, the annual licence fee is €160. Revenue is collected by An Post, the Irish postal service. The bulk of the fee is used to fund Raidió Teilifís Éireann (RTÉ), the state broadcaster.  Lately there is talk about modifying the licence to cover other devices like your computer.  We don't have a tv so we don't require a licence.

to see more signs, visit Tom the backroadstraveller

27 October, 2020


the red car caught my eye when I was walking by Dungloe Lough a couple of weeks ago.  

26 October, 2020

wet days ahead

another rainy day with  the remnants of Hurricane Epsilon heading our way.  It is expected on Tuesday night, bringing strong winds and rain, but the full force of it will hit on Wednesday.  When it rains it pours.  Our trees are slow showing their colours but after the storm this tree might have no leaves left on it.

25 October, 2020

Sweeney's Hotel

was built in the 1850s.  Its founder. Johndie Sweeney, died in 1909 aged 100. His family played an important part in the history of Dungloe, in the Land League and the later struggles for independence, as well as being successful in a range of businesses. 
Info courtesy of the Dungloe Heritage Trail brochure.

The hotel was sold recently and is in the process of being renovated.  Earlier this year, the windows were replaced with new ones.  They just started working on the hotel recently putting up the scaffolding and screening.

yesterday I received a nice surprise package in the mail from a blogger friend.  It was nice of her to send this.   A bookmark with different language spellings for the word book, a postcard of her town, a writing pen, a coaster with the Brunswick Lion, the best-known landmark in the German city of Braunschweig (Brunswick) and a good luck litte pig.  Very nice indeed! :)  Thanks Iris.

24 October, 2020

saturday critters-from the archives

Fairbanks, Alaska 11/1999 

our dogs were barking so I went outside to see what they were barking at.  I saw the moose and it saw me.  Went back in the house and grabbed my camera.  I believe I was using Fuji film but at the time.

there was another one checking out the branch probably for something to eat.  The cabin behind him was a sauna that we had.  The photo was taken from my bedroom window.

here they are almost to the end of our driveway.  I remember I had to go somewhere but had to wait about 15 minutes until I could leave

to see other critters from around the globe, click here

22 October, 2020

working worms

saw this van when I was in Donegal Town a couple of months ago.  It reminded me of when we used to compost with worms for our garden.