7 Days of Nature on Facebook, a compilation.

by - Tuesday, February 02, 2016

This post was inspired by my husband Mark who nominated me to post photos of nature for 7 days on Facebook. I loved doing it so much and got such a nice response that I decided to put them all together here in a blog post.

The reason I loved it so much was that each photo was not just a picture of a landscape or a flower but also a memory of family time and days out together. Each photo that I posted was a little sliver of time captured and it made me happy to see the lovely places we have been and beautiful things that surround us.

So without further ado here is my Day 1 photo:

It was taken in 2014 on our annual Donegal holiday.  We have been visiting my friend Sue for so many years and I never get tired of the incredible landscape.  This was on a beautiful day on our way to Magheragh Beach (I think!) The sky was incredible and the greens and blues were stunning.

Haystacks in Donegal on the way to Magheragh Beach

Day 2:

This was taken on the Curragh, about 10 min drive from our house. Although Kildare is not as dramatic as our coastal regions, it has a softness and a certain light that I love so much. This is where I run, to tune out the world and I never get tired of it and the changing light through the seasons.

Soft evening light on the Curragh, County Kildare


Day 3:

This is my day 3 picture and it's a more dainty close up from my own garden. I love to see ladybirds in the garden, not only are they beautiful with their cheery red colour, they are also great predators for garden pests. I try to keep my garden pesticide and chemical free so it's always a joy to see it teeming with insect life.

Ladybird on a blue flower in the garden


Day 4:

This is an incredible avenue of yew at Huntington Castle in Clonegal, Co. Carlow. We visited here last year for a talk and of course it rained the whole time but there was shelter in the trees and I took a picture of this avenue of yew trees, over 600 years old! If there's anything that can make me feel small and insignificant, it's a tree, and these are so amazing in real life, to see how the roots entwine and their solidity.


Avenue of Yew Trees in Huntington Castle, Clonegal, County Carlow


Day 5:

This is the daintiest little viola taken on our lovely trip to Glasgow earlier this year. I was delighted that the Glasgow Botanic Gardens were so near our Hotel.  I've always been fascinated by tiny little flowers, they can be incredibly hardy and have such detail of pattern and colour and this violet is such a cheery little thing with a lovely soft colour.

Violet in Glasgow Botanic Gardens


Day 6:

As I've so many amazing pictures of Donegal and our hols with Sue it was really hard to choose just one. This is actually from 2014 but it's a beach we go to every year and it's just brilliant for swimming. I picked this because of the mossy stones and the sea stretching out into the distance. We've had so many gorgeous swims at this beach, I can't wait to get back there again!

Mossy stones on Fintra Beach, County Donegal

Day 7:

This picture was taken in Burtown House in Athy, a fabulous place to visit and eat. We ate outside on that particular day and it was sunny and the flowers were in full bloom, gorgeous!  I think the octopus-like tendrils in the centre of the flowers are amazing and it was such a pure delicate white.

White flower Burtown House Athy


I hope you've enjoyed my photos as much as I have enjoyed picking them out and looking at them anew! And again, thank you to all my Facebook friends for likes and lovely comments :)
 

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14 comments

  1. This is a really nice post and made me feel kind of relaxed. I love the ladybird photo. It is a stunner. Ladybirds are so pretty. Angela

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  2. Your photos are stunning - I love the light in so many of them! The beach with all the stones has a really oddly calming feel to it, and I love the moss on the stones, it's beautiful.

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  3. this is incredible, such lovely photos! they are all so calming and relaxing. the kind of photos you buy to put in your house

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  4. These are such beautiful pictures I love them all, so clear and bright.

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  5. Amazing photos it looks like you had a gorgeous time, I especially like the second photo it has a sense of tranquility about it!

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  6. Your photos are stunning! Love the ladybug close up, so pretty :)

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  7. Your photographs are absolutely beautiful. Nature for me is better observed from a distance (I am allergic to everything) .. I definitely appreciate you sharing. pure zen

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  8. Beautiful photos! Love the colors!

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  9. These photos are beautiful! I love the concept of this <3 Cheers! Stephanie - The Tangerine Desert

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  10. All of your photos are beautiful!! You are a talented photographer!

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  11. Your photos are exquisite! Excellent editing too! I enjoyed reading your post; makes me want to go photograph nature. :)

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  12. I will admit, I'm not a huge fan of the outdoors. Grass makes me itch and bugs gross me out. However, these photos you've shared are stunning and for the time being I'm really wanting to go outside and look at all the details of nature I usually rush past.

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  13. Beautiful pictures! Thanks for sharing!

    Jules
    http://forvanityssake.com

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  14. Your photos are too beautiful! I wish I had such an eye for nature pictures. Gorgeous!

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