Much as I love the sunny days of Summer, I always think that in Ireland we get the best light during the Winter months. I don’t mean those awful dull, dark drizzly days, but rather the days that come between the dark days, and give us sparkling blue skies, cold breezes and bright sunshine. Those are the day that we’ll snatch a few hours and take advantage of the gift of a beautiful day!
Here are some pictures of our adventures during October and November of 2018..
I love this old bridge over the Six Mile Water at Antrim Castle Gardens
The view from the second bridge on Slieve Donard, over Newcastle, Co Down
The view from the car park of Mount Stewart House, outside Newtownards, Co Down – you can see the Mournes in this picture!
I love this reflective ball on the Promenade at Newcastle – that’s me and Mr Saturday Night reflected in it!
Through the window at Mount Stewart..
The sculpture and fountain in the lovely ‘Lady Mairi’s Garden’ at Mount Stewart
The lake at Mount Stewart
The fountain in the peaceful gardens at Antrim Castle and Clotworthy House
Rowallane Gardens in Saintfield, Co Down – lovely at any time of the year, but especially wonderful in Autumn
Belfast City Hall – all lit up
NOVEMBER 2018: A lovely month – with a birthday trip to Donegal at the end of it!
A pathway at Hillsborough Castle, Co Down
The little pond at Rowallane Gardens on a beautiful day :)
They pulled out the red carpet for us at Rowallane gardens!
The old Bandstand at Ormeau Park
November day on the shores of Lough Neagh
A wander around the Titanic Quarter
Mirror reflections on the Lagan
From the banks of the Lagan in the Titanic Quarter, looking towards the Albert clock and the pedestrian bridge
The sad remains of the iconic Bank Buildings – destroyed by fire in August
The Giant’s Ring at Minnowburn – one of my favourite places. It’s a Neolithic earthwork, with a portal tomb in the centre.
The shadows from the old church at Edenderry – as seen from the Giant’s Ring
Belfast city life..
The wonderful St Anne’s Cathedral – an oasis of calm in the Cathedral quarter
An inside view of the famous St Anne’s spire..
A stroll around Derry city on our way to Donegal – this is the view, from the former Ebrington Barracks across the Peace Bridge to the Guild Hall
The Guild Hall Derry, from the bottom of Shipquay Street. Me and Mr Saturday Night first met in Derry, so it’s always lovely to go back..
On the shores of Lough Swilly – we stayed at Castlegrove House, between Letterkenny and Ramelteon
One of my luckiest shots of the year – a cloud-topped Muckish Mountain, Co Donegal
Mount Errigal, looking like a volcano!
These should keep you going while I get December sorted!