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


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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.