Late Spring

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8 Responses to Late Spring

  1. Kimberly says:

    Looks like you’ve had some nice days. The pathway is pretty…what a lovely walk. And what is the yellow field in the 2nd picture? Is that grass or flowers?

    • V.H says:

      The yellow flowers are Rape, it’s where the Canola oil comes from. The shops here have it more expensive than EV olive oil. And yes the light has improved quite a bit but the temperature isn’t going up by much and growth is slow. And it’s only a month to the longest day.

      • Kimberly says:

        Well I bet that’s something to see. It looks like a yellow blanket. So lush. And next to the green grass, it really pops with color.

        • V.H says:

          Yes, it is very striking. It really is the only pure colour since the Dutchman stopped growing tulips.

  2. Kelly says:

    The first three shots are my favorites for their subject matter. It’s fun seeing other folks’ cows and it’s always fun seeing Jess in a photo…whether up close or in the distance.

    • V.H says:

      The cow shot was an evening one with the sun quite low. The one with Jess is in a 200acre wood with a few roads through it. The first day we went there she wasn’t over impressed, but that day she vanished into it’s depths and I’d only see this flash with her crossing. It at times like that that I know she really have fun if she’d accept a another dog.

  3. Sage says:

    Beautiful! What’s the story of the church in ruins?

    • V.H says:

      It’s Killaloan. Kill or Cill even Cilla, the church of Lón. A Church of Ireland(Episcopalian in your money) parish church on the outskirts of the town of Clonmel. In the last photo from the mountain if you count out the three fields of yellow rape you can see how near the church is ridge and the river below it. That’s the key to it. There are a series of tiny chapels/churches/Cill all along the edge of the river. One every two miles or so.
      This one was occupied until the 60’s but the rest were defunct at various points after the Norman invasion. There began life as Celtic sites but were taken over by the Normans and remain in their hands to this day.
      The reason it’s defunct is quite simple. The people that worshiped within it no longer have the wherewithal to support it and that parish and about twenty others like it have amalgamated. This one is a bit different all the same. And for the better part of 50 years it was supported by the Duke of St Albans

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