What Spring?Gales,heavy rain,countrywide - we are not alone!Nor are we getting the worst of it.We are approaching water saturation point above Clonmel and on the Green so there is a good chance our costly flood relief measures may well be tested over the next few weeks.Credit to the council workers who have kept our street drains clear giving groundwater a clear run to the drains and the pumping stations.
Flooding is again extensive along the river walk so walkers are advised to give this walk a miss this week.Boots are advised at the moment as the new entrance,seen here on the left is extremely muddy and will remain so until such time as we can chip the area there.The old Scout motto: 'Bi ullamh' - be prepared is apt.
Nuala did the needful holding the Ivy root allowing me time to capture the 'lichen' if that is what it is .The colour is at first a lovely blue,like here,it then becomes a rich violet - not sure if these changes result after rain and /or in the morning dew or for another reason.Anyone any the wiser?Lots of ivy in the understory as you walk the walks so no excuse for not having a closer look.
The floor of the woodland each side of the tracks is alive with both fungi and lichens at the moment so take a moment to 'stop and stare'.
Bhi me ar siulan an domhnach is ar an sli abhaile dom thug me sciuird
isteach sa choill ait ar bhuail me le tri dream eagsula : scata amhain ag glacadh sos on rothaiocht,beirt eile le madra beag agus ansin iar scolaire dom ata i nGaillimh faoi lathair - is deas ann e nuair a tharlaionn a leitheid....
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