Today was a strange day. I had to admit that was my first Red Weather Alert on national level.
So far, we got away with the worst of it I think. It is dark outside, the wind is howling and the rain is rattling on the roof but I believe here in Galway we got lucky.
Everything was closed in the village today except the two main food stores Keogh’s and Londis and we thank those brave people for staying open and saving us all from household emergencies like no more milk, cat food or cereal and eggs.. And of course, let’s not forget the necessary for the moral bottles of wine, beer and spirits!!
And now that the day is over we can only hope that tomorrow will be a better day.
There is a Red Weather warning here in Ireland today.
What better thing to do than work on my photos while waiting for the weather to go mad outside. For now it is pretty mild, the wind is a bit random and comes from all directions but otherwise nothing else is going on. Believe me, I am not complaining.
We went out to walk the dogs in the forest and just came back. At least this is done for the day. Now we can just wait it out!!
I selected a few images for you today, since Halloween is coming here is something with cobwebs and feeling spooky…
There is this fantastic place tucked deep into Newvillage Woods.
We call it THE HIDDEN LAKE because if you don’t know it is there it just pops out of nowhere between the trees. It is the most amazing site.
Only 1 hour and a 1/2 walk from Oughterard if you feel like walking one gorgeous day.
I am positive most people don’t even know it is there.
So here is a few shots. Some of them are from last autumn and some from the summer.
Recently I lost the first dog I ever had to cancer and I simply can not get over it. His name was Patch. We have two more boxers, one we rescued when Patch was 5 and the 3rd one, the puppy arrived two months after his passing. We know the puppy can not replace him and goodness me he is nothing like Patch but we just had to have two boxers in the house, the place felt so horribly empty.
I realise now why I miss him so much. Why I can not stop feeling his absence. He was like my shadow, he was always with me, following me, waiting for me no matter what I was doing.
He was like a part of me I didn’t know I had until it was missing.
He was my walking buddy from the start. Together we walked Connemara all over and I took thousands of photos over the years. My favourite memory I lovingly think about is that always since he was a pup whenever I took photos and he was on the lead, he would stand very still until I was finished (so my images are not blurry), I only had to ask him. He was such a star. My other two boxers never took up that habit, they don’t have the patience I believe, especially the pup.
Patch was a rare jem in many ways, he was the perfect dog.
Missing Patch will never fade away. A part of me is gone forever with him.
You might think me silly feeling so strongly for a dog but if you never had one you have no idea how much love and affection they can give, how much they can fill up your life and the saddest part is you wouldn’t realise it untill they are gone.
Last night I had a change of scenery, instead of the forest I walked the city