Entries tagged with “Bantry House”.


I’ve failed on a sport, a picnic and something bizarre.  Does this mean that I can’t participate?  Well, I’m going to anyway and apologies for the missing three.   This is what I did manage.

A Fountain.  This is at the back of Bantry House, in a circular pond surrounded with ancient wisteria.

A Boat.  One of the ferries that carries us all back and forth between Bere Island and Castletownbere. 

Mountains.  Looking east across Adrigole Bay to the Caha Mountains.

Street Food.  A stall at Bantry Market.

Market Day.  Bantry Market once again.

A Festival or Funfair.  Ran across this sad looking fairground just outside Skibbereen.

Bread.  A day’s baking that keeps us in bread for weeks.

Fabric.  No trouble with this one!

Something Ancient.  This Gallan or standing stone dates from the bronze age and is said to stand at the centre of Bere Island.

Not a brilliant scavenge – perhaps I’ll do better next month.

Thanks again to Kathy at Postcards from the P.P.  Lots more to look at there and on flickr.

The March photo scavenger hunt was quite a challenge - here’s my contribution.

A Lion – not too many of these beasts around these parts so this is from a childhood book ‘The Wonder Book of Nature’

A Rainbow – I was lucky with this as it appeared as I was in the garden

Something Green – now this was very difficult as the choices for something green in Ireland in March are endless!  In the end I chose the tops of a big Pink Grapefruit Marmalade order waiting to go out.

An Empty Chair – in a bedroom in the faded grandeur of Bantry House, Co. Cork

Something Sentimental – my mother, circa 1926, the least sentimental person I know!

Peeling Paint – an old garden bench

A Collection – one of T’s favourites and I counted another two after I took this!

A Ring – to tie your boat to at the harbour in Castletownbere.

A Fancy Gate – I’m always slightly suspicious of  fancy gates put up outside quite ordinary houses.

A Shadow – what long legs!

Something as Old as You – dear old Teddy who looks as old as I sometimes feel!

A Lamb – this little thing was only a day old.

Thank you again Kathy for organising this every month.  I so enjoy my scavenging  - it keeps me focused on looking around.  Then looking at every one elses pictures is such fun.  All the pictures are here.  Looking forward to April’s challenge already!

P.S.  The Flickr link doesn’t seem to be working so if you go to www.flickr.com and then the group Photo Scavenger Hunt 2011 you should get there.