I went for a walk yesterday with
three of my grandsons.
(and their parents of course!!!)
Each of them...at different times..
brought me some flowers....
a few arranged tidily from the eldest.....
some rather bedraggled and well held/tired looking ones from the next one down..
and a couple of flower heads from the youngest.
Each was picked with love and received with love.
So here they sit in pride of place in my kitchen!
By the way for those of you who like to know these things...yes hubby made the bread board and turntable from wood grown on our farm.
Isn't he wonderful!!?
We arranged to meet in the car park
......and walked past the little church,
........nestled amongst the trees.
The mounting block shows
how people have arrived here over the years
in all sorts of conveyances!
We walked on past a stretch of wild garlic in flower....
they smell strongest just as they are starting to fade!
I love the scent but others don't!!)
and banks of wild flowers
Finally we saw the sea through the tall walls.
There used to be an arch over the top but it's been taken down (probably for safety reasons...but a pity!)
The tide was going out so the children
rushed off to explore,
build dams, stepping stones etc across the stream
My eyes were caught
by the lichen and flowers growing
in pocket of the rocks where the sea could not reach
Just look at this thrift!!
We decided to go a little way along the coast path
and pulled the kids away
from their efforts to stem a fast flowing stream.
We looked once more at the beach as we left
We wandered along the path
I really feel pleased with this photo...
almost on a par
with some of the ones I see on others' blogs
and so....we reached the tower.
We were thinking
it might have been an old watch tower
as the position on the coast was very good.
I loved this one with the Irish ferry on it's way back
A mix of old and new!!
The tower also seemed to be two story
The view from one of the windows