Here we are on the 1st of Nov and I hope we all have a good one!
My kiddos are off school all this week for half term break and am I glad to see blue skies and sunshine today! It was so lovely to get out and about in the country side lanes around our home and make some use of our bicycles!
I just thought you might enjoy some sunshine and blue skies so I snapped some pics of our countryside in Autumn glory!
Across the fields and rolling hills where sheep graze and you can just see a red barn tucked in there too...
I love the rickety old barn across the glen~
Had to snap a pic of the ivy blossom filling the hedgerow~
We cycled to an ancient landmark and beauty spot a few miles from home.
It's called a motte and bailey and were ancient fortifications built almost 900 years ago to defend against marauders and rival clans in Ireland. Huge mounds of earth were created as obviously height was an advantage.
This gives a better idea of how it was made and used~
It is almost like a fairy glen but that just me and my day dreaming imagination!!
See the old horse chestnut tree~
This is a view east from the top of the bailey to an old mill which has since been converted into apartments. The old chimney still stands.
My kids love climbing to the top and in summer they slide down the near vertical sides!
This is the view down towards the river so it really was a good spot to build a fort.
Now I just need to catch my breath though I have so enjoyed the fresh air today!
Glad you could join us and hope you have a great day!
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