Local Castle in Blackrock, Cork.

On a journey tonight past the castle i had my trusty camera and decided to get out and take a few snaps. Its actually been turned into an Observatory recently, which explains the big dome on the main roof. Anyway thought i would throw up a few pictures. Enjoy

 

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Ballycotton Cliff Walk, County Cork

So this is the second destination i went to yesterday evening. I decided to go for a walk along the cliffs by Ballycotton, in County Cork. It took longer than i expected but made it back to the harbor for a few pictures of the sun about to set. Really nice.

Enjoy again.

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East Ferry, County Cork

So for the last week or so temperatures have risen to 30 degrees in Ireland. Since this is such a rare occurrence i decided to share some photos of my walk yesterday evening. I headed to two locations, This was my first time in East Ferry, but decided to visit after my wife told me there was a really big old tree. So decided to investigate. Along the way i decided to snap some photos as it was just such a nice day and caught some lovely trees in the scenery.

Hope ye enjoy.

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Found this lovely fuschia behind the church.

 

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Here is the big tree!

 

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New Dwarf Pinus Mugo in Irish Sun

So Yesterday i bought this Dwarf Pinus Mugo from a local nursery. I had my eye on this nursery for a while as they usually have good stock. There was a lovely Scots Pine there but a bit on the expensive side, so decided to pick up this mountain pine as it was nice and cheap.

I know Pinus Mugo have a bit of a bad reputation as bonsai but I have read they are quite easy to train and style. That said i also have heard that certain cultivars are touchy and can react badly to training. So all that in mind i still think its worth a go. Here are a few pics i took today in the Irish sunshine, something which is quite rare. 046

Used this bottle as an indicator to the true size of this Pine.

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Decisions decisions 😉

Bonsai Art of Japan – Episode 38

I recently watched this and thought it was a really great episode from the bonsai art of japan series. I was going to wait and upload the next episode when it came out, but still waiting ;).

I said i would put it up as a link for other people who don’t know this series, but more than likely anyone who is into bonsai is subscribed to Bjorvala Bonsai Studio on youtube.

Enjoy if you haven’t seen this yet and especially if this is your first time watching any bonsai art of japan episodes. If you haven’t, clear up an evening and get dug in (pardon the pun) to this great series.