March 22, 2016

Trametes versicolor, Turkeytail fungus

Trametes versicolor, Turkeytail fungus (Meaning 'of several colours', versicolor reliably describes this mushroom found in different colors) can be found all through the year, but it is most obvious in the winter months when deciduous trees are bare. This very variable fungus grows mainly on dead hardwood, including stumps and standing dead trees as well as fallen branches.
These annual bracket fungi can be found all the year round, but they are at their best in autumn and winter, which is when they release their spores.


March 20, 2016

Evening Sunset at Doolin reef

Three days of quality waves at Doolin shared with three fantastic sunsets.
Cold evenings in a crisp clear sky.

Richard Brangwin

March 8, 2016

An Evening at Lahinch Bay

An evening at Lahinch Bay.
Many of us use the beach and `prom`.
Some walk and swim at sunlight, some walk the dogs during the day, some bring the children to the park
It can be a place to share a moment with a family member, or a place to be alone and gather your thoughts.
Its a blip on the map...but its our blip and we love it.

We all start our walk at village end , we breathe the sea air as we walk north.
Its becomes a peaceful area as the sun goes down.

                                                The dropping tide leaves the slipways

March 5, 2016


A flock of Fieldfares gather in trees before decending into the fields surrounding my home.
These nomadic, winteringThrushes will soon return to Scandanavia to breed.
Never an easy bird to get close to.

March 1, 2016

Great northern Diver - Liscannor Harbour

A quick visit to the harbour gave a chance of a Great Northern Diver photo.
One of 3 Divers here today all in winter plumage.
A few Gulls were on the harbour walls facing the wind