Summer has definitely left us and today after yesterday’s storm there is an autumnal nip in the air... the only consolation...being reunited with my cosy layers and favourite accessory.. hats.. plus I do so love the colourful display trees give us as they prepare for winter and the smell of wood fires hanging in the air .. so I suppose I should release my vice like grip on our long and lovely summer and move into all that autumn has to offer 🍂 #autumnishere
First time in Dingle Co.Kerry recently, unimaginably beautiful. If you haven't been do yourself the pleasure and go experience the wild rugged beautiful coast lines of Dingle ❤️ #dingle#wildireland#aplacetogrowold
This little #queen caught my eye when I was out walking #Rosiethedog earlier. She was totally still, lying in plain sight at the side of the path.
I have a soft spot for any stripey insect (yes, even wasps), and they often catch my attention. I love watching them as they rummage among flower petals and bop harmlessly off my head.
I gently nudged her with a piece of grass. She was alive, but very still.
I'm just guessing here, but my understanding of bumble-bees at this time of the year has me of the belief that she was a new queen, setting off to hibernate and then start her own hive in spring. Perhaps she'd exhausted herself while looking for a new place to live (with the housing market the way it is in this country, who hasn't, right...?), so I scanned around and brought her a few solitary dandelions.
It took a while to get her notice, all the while holding Rosie back, but before too long, she started to move, and a little while later she was drinking with what I shall assume was grateful enthusiasm.
I moved her then, her energy a little restored, on my bouquet offering, and placed her in a safer spot.
Then, Rosie and I concluded our walk.
I don't know if I gave her enough to keep her going, but, if nothing else, I hope I gave her a chance.
The Beara Penninsula has a lot to offer and is easily one of the most memorable parts of my Atlantic Way cycle so far.
Doesn’t receive as much attention as the famous ring of Kerry but has just as much to offer.
The views and scenery do ease the pain in the legs to a certain extent, there also an abundance of wild camping opportunities scattered all over the Beara Penninsula.
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Connemara wild beauty, this is the Inagh Valley where I’m dying to explore the Twelve bens and the Maanturk Mts. It’s beauty is breath-taking and I think we kept stopping the car every mile to take it all in.😊🙌 In the meantime I have some hikes added over on my blog if you too are looking for inspiration! People ask me how long do you walk with the kids? They started hikes young, and the promise of a delicious picnic lunch always keeps them going.😊 We prepare with all the essentials so there’s no wet feet.😊✨