While those of you in sunnier climates are looking forward to another 6 or more weeks of summer, my readers in Ireland and Britain will say “Summer? What season is that?!”
Leaves falling already
By our calendar, which says 21st June is mid-summer, tomorrow is the 1st day of autumn. The leaves are already turning colour and falling. Those in the media holding out for an Indian summer are very optimistic. Here are some of the colours I noticed today.
Colourful umbrellas are the only thing we have to cheer us up! I saw lots of lovely colourful umbrellas today, but it was a bit difficult to walk and take photos while keeping the camera dry!
I particularly liked this woman’s fruity look!
I need to say a big thank you to Elisa from Autumn in Bruges who nominated me for the One Lovely Blog Award. Check out her lovely photos by clicking the blue link!
This week’s Travel Theme from Ailsa is flowers. Anyone who follows my blog knows that I’ve a lot of flower photos! Seeing as I stayed at home for last week’s travel theme, I thought I’d better choose a shot from abroad. The most remarkable flowers I’ve seen are in the Bellagio in Las Vegas, which I wrote about here. One of my favourites from there is this one.
Bees going into daffodils
This week’s challenge is Purple. I was thinking of a purple flower, but I felt this was more appropriate, especially as I posted such a dull photo of Cork during the week!
Cork in purple
Photo taken with iPhone 4.
I’m always posting nice, sunny shots of Cork as can be seen here and here!) and you all think it looks lovely. So, I thought I’d post a photo of what Cork really looks like 6 days out of 7. It rains…a lot. And we’re not talking downpours, although we do have those, we’re talking misty, drizzle which means you have to wear a coat, but it’s too warm to wear it, which basically means yuck! Oh, and, frizzy hair!
Summer in Cork
One up-side of the humidity is that there are tonnes of beautiful flowers all over the city. So, I suppose it’s not all bad!
Another sunny Saturday! I could get used to it. Unfortunately, the rain was back today, but we took advantage of yesterday.