This morning started off very icy. It was so bad that when I ‘walked’ Rocket-dog we ended up re-enacting Ravel’s Bolero. I did such a great triple salco I’m thinking of embellishing my reflective jacket with sequins so I can really look the part! I think the village people will love it. (Village people as in the people who live in the village, not the five fellas in dodgy outfits who sing Y.M.C.A).
I had to bring Lucy in to town because she got invited to a brilliant beauty and style day today. You can read all about her day here and how she thinks she has an arse like Nicki Minaj (she doesn’t). Anyway I was at a bit of a loose end so I went off for a wander. I started at Lough Gill followed by the Holy Well.
Next stop was Dooney Rock. This time last year I saw a red squirrel but he moved so quickly I only got very bad blurry photos by the time I put my long lens on. Today I made sure I had the camera ready to go – good thinking because as soon as I got out of the car there was a red squirrel. He/she seemed happy enough to pose for photos. I was going to register him on the National Biodiversity Data Centre but you’d need a degree to fill the form out, if anyone can explain it to me that’d be great.
I was also surrounded by lots of different birds. In my head I was Snow White….minus the seven dwarfs!
I climbed up to the top of Dooney Rock with all my little animal friends following me 😉 and took in the beautiful view. Benbulben is still wearing his white robe and looking very majestic.
There really is a fantastic view from the top of the rock…well worth the climb up the 300 steep steps (I might be adding a few extra steps on just for the hell of it 😉 )
I didn’t hang around for too long and I was starting to get frostbite in my hands (which kind of hinders the photography). It was a lovely way to spend a day though.