We have recently got back from a family visit to Ireland, staying in an idyllic corner of Donegal. It is a wonderful time of year to go because the fuschia hedges are so vibrant and lush,edging and towering above small lanes by up to three metres in places. Honeysuckle and convolvulus wove their way through the swathes of deep crimson flowers and to add to the joy of it all , large clumps of rosa rugosa studded this glorious tapestry.
Harebells and heather entangled with many types of grasses fringed the dunes and rocks that edged the little beaches.
Seaweeds, pebbles and barnacles kept me entertained with their endless patterns.
As the emphasis of the trip was firmly on fishing for crabs and building sandcastles with grandchildren on a series of deserted sunny sandy beaches ( yes- sun- in Ireland!) I had to content myself with a few quick forays with my camera to sneak photos. You never quite switch off when you are an artist!