We miss our "days out" in these dark-clouded Covid days. Despite government easing of restrictions, we will not be dining out nor drinking outdoors, nor meeting up with others, but will continue our lives of being cautious and careful and, perhaps, a little fearful for ourselves. Days out were always something we enjoyed a great … Continue reading Rain, Bees, Wasps and Northern Marsh.
It has been a summer of wildflower good news stories, particularly so regarding orchids. There were reports of Green-winged orchids appearing on the grass verges of a housing estate in the midlands when the local authority stopped mowing. Bee orchids appeared in large numbers on roadside verges in Co. Cork, again when the grass was … Continue reading The Pyramid on the Roundabout.
We had to break from the cocoon of the Coronavirus Covid19 on Tuesday last for we needed salt for our water-treatment system. It meant going to the Co-op store in Kilmeadan and we were a little nervous about doing this. As it turned out, we were able to place our order and pay for it … Continue reading A Day Out…No, A Day Back.
Native orchids have captured my heart – and addled my brain – and days out have been full of fabulous finds, good company, beautiful plants and one outstanding highlight. Co. Tipperary has featured very strongly in this year’s itineraries as a friend with local knowledge has brought us to some very special sites and plants. … Continue reading A Welcome Wasp!
Orchid spotters are well – though not widely – known as a grave danger on our roads. That ubiquitous “Baby of Board” seen on the back of many cars is really quite ineffective and were it to be replaced by “Orchid Spotter on Board” our roads would be far safer. We see the “Baby of … Continue reading Orchid Spotter on Board!