Sunday, August 19, 2012

Ceoil agus Craic!(Music and fun)!

 Recently I found myself near the Lough in the southern suburb of Cork City and to my delight the summer sessions of dances by the Lough were in full swing!From June to August every Wednesday evening at 7.30pm a band of traditional musicians and dancers gather at this lovely spot and dance for about 1 and a half hours.Led by experienced ceili dancers everyone can join in the fun,usually there are a good many exchange students and tourists involved and they join in wholeheartedly trying to master the intricate Irish dancing steps. A few traditional Irish songs may be sung as well of course.This particular evening they were very lucky that the weather held dry just till the end when the rain once again spoiled proceedings but it was nearly over anyway by then! A few photos from the night........................

Video showing the crowd dancing to "Shoe the Donkey"!

The wet drive home!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Bits and Bobs

 My solitary hanging basket out front with trailing begonia and nepeta,coming on slowly as the weather warms up a little.
 Orchid Primrose,bought two of these plants after seeing them at Bloom festival and they have flowered non stop since.Must get more next year as I have failed to find further plants in the usual outlets.
 Trailing Begonia,I love the salmon colour with the terracotta pot!
 Orchid Primrose 2nd plant!
 Stakis Daisy,almost as tall as myself and it spread out far and wide this summer,will have to cut back hard or remove altogether next year!
 Japanese Anenomes pink and white!