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Cloncaw's Journal

Cloncaw's Journal

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Glorious Sky

22 January 2011 17:44:48
Glorious Sky

Glorious Sky

Have done no gardening the last couple of days due to work and the severe frost, ground frozen solid, pond a skating rink again with the ducks having to make do with any little patch that defrosted in the sun. Freezing fog has been lingering until lunchtime although today was bright and sunny. Went out as the sun was setting to take some photos I love the ever changing picture have put up a series of photos in January Sunrises Sunsets, the reflection of the sun on the icy pond are my favourites. Although there are bulbs peeping up there is very little in the way of colour and having seen all the photos especially of Mary and Paddy's garden I am going to have to seriously rethink my planting to have some winter colour. It's going to be another cold night here fog dropping cann't see much happen in the line of gardening tomorrow other than a bit of removing dead growth.


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Dick Dick 22 January 2011 17:53:41

Geraldine, it seems to be quite cold all over. I have done nothing over the last few days from the gardening point of view except to sow some seeds. Atmospheric pressure is 1044 hPa,(normal pressure 1014) the highest I have seen probably for years so we are in the middle of an anticyclone with little or no wind and clear skies. No wonder it is easy to get good pictures.


Hosta Hosta 22 January 2011 18:00:29

Yet another stunning shot Geraldine, well done.


fran m fran m 22 January 2011 18:02:12

Fantastic


Rachel Rachel 22 January 2011 18:02:28

Cold, cold, cold.


Clara Clara 22 January 2011 18:30:26

Once again Geraldine fantastic.


Myrtle Myrtle 22 January 2011 18:37:47

Lovely


Noelfitz Noelfitz 22 January 2011 19:09:18

Beautiful photo.  It looks like a very evocative painting.


Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 22 January 2011 21:01:59

Many thanks for your kind words but at this time of year you look around for some colour in anything. We are going to a talk in Cork on Thursday evening about colour in the Winter Garden so we will be inspired hopefully to bring some new plants into the garden. If there are any new suggestions will pass them on. You photos of sunset are beautiful. Mary


Lìga Lìga 22 January 2011 21:19:31

So cold there?I here was cool,but not cold.Very nice picture Geraldine.You have to print your own postcard:)


Wellie Wellie 22 January 2011 21:56:10

Definately "poscard perfect" Geraldine, those poor ducks are very long suffering, aren't they!Was looking at the pic of Connie, shes lovely, theres a black and white one  (same breed ) next door to us and the boys call her the "wiggly" dog as her whole body wiggles when shes wagging her tail, which she always does when she sees the kids:-)is she a lewellyn?is that the right spelling?


Periwinkle Periwinkle 24 January 2011 22:34:09

Fab. picture!


HeadGardener HeadGardener 24 January 2011 23:39:51

Gerldine hard to get out these days and you sound like a busy woman at the best of times, mind you there's not much gardening needed for a lovely view like that :-)


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