|Early Autumn colour.|
|Last of our apples.|
|Three weeks old.|
We are once again spoilt for choice vegetable wise,
We have had a couple of trips out in the last week.
|A superb crocosmia.|
|Plenty of white phlox.|
|White Japanese anemone.|
|Bumble bee, robbing nectar from the base of a phlox.|
|A fine aspersa specimen.|
|Just one Tortoiseshell butterfly.|
Our second trip was again into Sligo, we never need an excuse to go to Co. Sligo, it is one of the loveliest counties and the people are full of energy, something that we also find in North Leitrim, yet is sadly lacking in the county in which we now live. This time it was another trip to the 'Crafters Basket', in Cliffoney. To get to Cliffoney you have to pass through Rathcormac, the supposed burial place of W.B Yeats. Also in Rathcormac they have a Craft Village, although we have passed it many times we had never stopped before. What a treat, the very highest standard of crafts that you are likely to find anywhere, and all , in our eyes reasonably priced. Pure Merino wool Aran jumpers for sixty euros, it cost me that much to knit Simons jumper last year. Wonderful hand loomed throws, hand made jewellery, a wonderful wood turner and a superb potter who specialises in Racu work, using moss peat and horse hair, every one of his peices are one offs and very reasonably priced. We have decided that we must go back to buy one of these lovely works of art. For anyone who is into pottery check out his website.
A trip to the coast always calls for a couple of photos,
The flower garden is still full of colour, the main gardens full of different colour phlox and heleniums ,