The image above was taken near the Western slopes of
Mount Leinster. It shows a Rowan tree carrying a huge crop of bright red berries. Old folk
used to take this as a sign of harsh winter to follow. It was said that all the berries
were provided to sustain the birds during a harsh winter.
The western slopes of the White Mountain. This is in the same mountain range as Mount
Leinster and is about 5 miles south of Mount Leinster. The western side of the range is
more barren than the eastern side. I suppose that this is because most of our wind comes
from the west.
Frolicking about in the River Slaney during our
beautiful summer. It was the first summer for a while that the rivers became warm enough
to swim in.
Yours truly going in off the spring board into the river barrow in
Graiguenamanagh -on the Carlow Kilkenny border. As can be seen by the number of boats in
the photo, this valley has become popular for boating holidays.