Category Archive: Nature

Evening light

It’s the end of another beautiful day on Sherkin Island in Roaringwater Bay off the south west coast of Ireland. This evening’s sunset just has to be shared. This is nature painting pictures in… Continue reading

Sea + Mood = Smood Board

Can you smell the salt in the air? I hope that my Sherkin Island ‘Smood Board’ will inspire you to think or dream about the sea today.

Silent Sunday

A sweet tale

Sweet caterpillar, snugly curled in camouflage – mint humbug anyone?

Weekly Photo Challenge: Creepy

“Will you walk into my parlor?” said the spider to the fly; “’Tis the prettiest little parlor that ever you did spy. The way into my parlor is up a winding stair, And… Continue reading

Wordless Wednesday

Weekly photo challenge: close up

The Wild Plants of Sherkin, Cape Clear and adjacent islands of West Cork, published in 1996 by Sherkin Island Marine Station, recorded a total of 592 flowering plants, conifers, ferns and stoneworts.  Most… Continue reading

Travel theme: land meets water

A ribbon of blue winds its silky path through sand –   salt waves diluted. With thanks to Alisa for this week’s Travel Theme.

Billy?

Sherkin Island has some new residents who grace the land above Silver Strand – a lovely addition to the wild Atlantic coastline.

The Meadow

Our Sherkin Island garden has once again turned into a wild flower meadow. Much to our delight, we discovered two wild orchids – a gift from nature. Isn’t it lovely when a plant appears from… Continue reading