31 December, 2021


another year is about to end, let's hope the new one is better, a lot better.
Here's to a happy and healthy 2022 to everyone

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30 December, 2021

a visitor

I was riding in a car and a friend had to make a quick stop at a house to drop something off.  We were told that there was a bird around who loves to fly on to parked car mirrors and then check himself out in the mirror.  He flew by, landed and did exactly that.  It happened so fast that these are the only photos I got and they are blurry but you get the idea. :)
Photo taken a few years ago.

checking himself out

29 December, 2021


a sign letting you know that you reached the Ballinrobe library

a happy sign

linking up with Tom's signs2

25 December, 2021

Merry Christmas

a happy and peaceful Christmas to all those who celebrate it. 
photo from the archives, Ballinrobe, 2014

24 December, 2021

21 December, 2021

18 December, 2021

saturday critters

He's having a rough day.  I met him when I was heading to the beach.  It was just starting to rain and he just stood there staring at me.  Then I took his photo.

I said, see you later and  he growled. :)

Linking up with Eileen's Saturday Critters

17 December, 2021


 this was the best looking sky we had this week.  We were heading home from the library.

linking to skywatch friday

16 December, 2021

a view

from our walk to An Post in Derrrybeg this past Monday morning around 9:15.  

15 December, 2021


the art theatre


walking trail sign, this one takes you to the beach and there is a trail down there.

The Celts of Gweedore, the local football teams.

linking to Tom.s signs2

14 December, 2021


We had our booster shots here yesterday afternoon.  This place was very convenient because it was less than a five minute walk to get there from our home.

12 December, 2021

09 December, 2021

storm barra

hit us full force yesterday.  Gusty winds, power outages and some flooding.  We had a power outage for a few hours when the storm first arrived on Tuesday but no flooding.  It was supposed to be gone by Wed. but the forecast got updated and changed.  The winds have died down tonight and hopefully that will be it.  This is a photo I took through our window yesterday morning.  It was way to windy to be outside plus I didn't want to get blown away. :)

08 December, 2021


 Lidl's ad for the Head Elf, a giant among elves. :)

a sign for anti bullying week at the local school in Dungloe. 

welcome and enter. a sign for the cafe in the old chapel which is shared by the tourist info centre and the local library.

linking to Tom's signs2

07 December, 2021

mystery tent

my guess is that it's used for outdoor dining, I couldn't get any closer to check it out.  There is an eatery out front on the main road but it's closed.

06 December, 2021

bicycle and candles

someone drew three candles on the wall to match the candle holder leaning against it.  Strange!

03 December, 2021

01 December, 2021


Westcoast seaweed

Fresh Atlantic Lobster and Crab

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30 November, 2021

new sculpture

A new sculpture was unveiled in Gaoth Dobhair Sunday in honour of all young people who have passed away.
The powerful artwork – entitled Suaimhneas – is located in the garden to Páirc an Phobail (The Community Park) on Páirc Ghnó Ghaoth Dobhair (Gweedore Business Park).

It was created by the community in loving memory of children, teenagers and young adults who died in the vibrancy of their youth, through illness or tragedies.

Credit goes to renowned Donegal sculptor, John McCarron, for the design of the impactful memorial. It now sits in a public space where people are welcome to visit, pause and remember those who are gone before us, but live in our hearts and memories.
Info courtesy of the Donegal Daily website.


29 November, 2021

monday murals

 these paintings were across the street from the window ones I posted last week.  In the first photo you can see where they are mounted on the building by the red car.

linking to Sami's ColourfulWorld

28 November, 2021

sweeney hotel

 in Dungloe has still got a long way to go to get to the finish line.  This is the back of the hotel.  I took this photo last week when I was in town.

27 November, 2021

saturday critters

waiting patiently for his/her human.  He was getting a little restless so he moved over to the driver's side to get a better look and wasn't too happy about it.  He was outside looking in to a cafe.

linking up with Eileen's saturday critters