A new day,dark and very windy but dry as I set out on foot for the Rock.Kids,faces beaming ,with anxious parents behind ,streaming through the gates of St,Mary's and the Gaelscoil,a new day for them as it is for me - a blessed day,let's hope.
Decided to enter the wood at the east entrance and take in the walk at the Rath and see what the tree situation was like.No trees down despite the blustery wind and as I made my way along the river on a carpet of autumnal leaves,yellow and gold with a late flurry of the remaining leaves,falling,dancing,wafting,scything and
tumbling down,dressing the wood floor in light - an absolutely beautiful sight!
Paused on occasion to 'blink',a term I use to describe the act of taking a photo with my mobile,a handy Nokia 5.0 some of which will appear in the December Gallery.The fall of leaves last night was massive as a result of the high wind I imagine.Again no trees down along the river but a fall of rocks was to be seen near the Wren's Well.
Up the western zig-zag to link in with the Green walk and a quick survey of the stock of trees near the boundary wall.My next blog will focus on just one of these trees/shrubs the Spindle.