I am writing this looking out of my studio window as the mist and rain are steadily making their way across the Connemara hills towards the house. The”summer” is reputedly over and the mountain ash is aglow with berries while the heather flowers are in bloom pointing towards a change of season.
The Birr Castle Game Fair which was held on Saturday and Sunday had its share of changeable weather, Saturday afternoon in particular being soft underfoot due to thunder storms . Some people’s choice of footwear was quite interesting to say the least! Sunday was a lovely day and the crowds enjoyed the sunshine.
I really enjoyed meeting with many people over the two days and would like to thank them for the encouragement they gave me and the compliments they paid my work. I would also like to thank a few who gave good critical advice, people who had great knowledge of certain aspects of natural history. These little gems of information will help me to improve. I will post some of my recent work on the site over the coming days. That rain that was rolling in from the hills has arrived!