Monday, 29 August 2016


Sorry but I did not have time to show you more than one photograph today however I hope you will like it.  I am linking to Mersad’s meme –

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Sunday, 28 August 2016

SUNDAY THOUGHT - Blessingbourne House Lake

Then Jesus got up, rebuked the wind, and told the sea,

“Calm down! Be still!”

Then the wind stopped blowing, and there was a great calm.

Mark 4:39  

Photographed at Blessingbourne House Lake
July 2016

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Saturday, 27 August 2016


As I mentioned yesterday, we spend 3 nights down at my old caravan at Whiterock and we visited another farm overlooking the water along the road and this is where I photographed the Little Egret as well as the farm dog whose name escaped me at present.  I am linking with SATURDAY CRITTERS.

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Friday, 26 August 2016

FRIDAY'S HUNT and WEEKEND REFLECTIONs - Blessingbourne House.

This week for Friday’s Hunt challenge we have the letter I, Favourite shot and Pink and of course also James’ Weekend Reflections.  I think I will start with PINK.  This a a rare water plant that according to Colleen, the owner does not flower in this area however she did not know the name of it.  
Anyone know the ID?  Thanks to Keith it is called Flowering-Rush.

So as promised I said I would tell you the story of how I INJURED my little finger.  You can also see my curled up INDEX finger in this shot below.

The first day my family from Malawi was here I took the children into Ward Park to play on the swings etc. and they were jumping on a piece of equipment that went round and round.  So they whizzed it round then jumped on and so I thought I could do the same.  I know at my age you would think I would have a bit of wit!!!  Anyhow, my little finger hit a steel bar and the pain was excruciating.    I moved the finger and still had full bending movement so my daughter, who like me, is a nurse strapped the 2 fingers together, using the second finger as a splint.   We thought that this is all they would do in hospital. 

 The next day I was taking them away to my old caravan for 3 nights.  The finger was very swollen, very badly bruised and painful and of course it was the hand I use so I very glad the family were here to help.  I carried on and then the following week we went to Blessingbourne House for 4 days, still very swollen and sore and now we were beginning to think it was probably broken, however I was determined that the family were going to have a good time.  We had abandoned the splint by this time.  As all my posts were scheduled in and I was not commenting, I did not need to use the computer much.

Anyhow, when the family left N.Ireland I decided to go to the hospital to discover a piece of bone was off the side of the finger and a small crack was just over the knuckle and the capsule had been damaged.   A splint was made for me which I had to keep on another week, and then exercise it another week and yesterday I saw the consultant and he said, it would take 6 months for the swelling to go down and would be painful for a while.  So there you have it.  

So let's have some calming reflection from the lake at Blessingbourne House now.  Judith and I took the rowing boat out after dinner as the sun was going down and I thought you might like to see these reflections and perhaps have a FAVOURITE.   

I am  linking this post with FRIDAY'S HUNT and WEEKEND REFLECTIONS. 

Many thanks for visiting and also commenting and for a while I will not be commenting as much so that the finger heals more quickly (I hope)

Thursday, 25 August 2016

GOOD FENCES- Blesssingbourne House Horses

These horses all live on the beautiful estate at Blessingbourne House.  The brown horse is called Toy Boy and Colleen the owner of  Blessingbourne rides him as often as possible.  The two greys are Cowboy and Lola and they have never been broken in.  I am linking with GOOD FENCES.

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Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Blessingbourne House

Once again, I am showing your photographs from Blessingbourne House when one evening Judith and I decided to take the rowing boat out.  First we had to bale it out but once we were on the lake it was so peaceful and beautiful looking back at the house and its reflection in the water.  Enjoy. 

This is a new boat house, not yet completed so i hope the next time I am at Blessingbourne House, the boats will be undercover and I wil not have to  bale them out.

I hope you enjoyed these photographs as I have many more to show you.

Many thanks for visiting and also commenting.  Back to hospital with broken finger tomorrow but it is  improving and I will tell you all about in Friday's post.

Tuesday, 23 August 2016


Once again this is a photograph taken by Danny, a member of my bird class.
It is a Jay.  Although my finger is improving, I am tryiing still to restrict my computer time so i thankful that Danny has given permission to show this great photograph that he took. I am linking with WILD BIRD WEDNESDAY.

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