This bright red pedestrian bridge takes both walkers and cyclist over the Castlebar River along the Turlough-Castlebar Greenway here in Co Mayo.
Turf is an important fuel source here in Ireland. These ones are machine cut, row after row, in perfect order.
Buff tailed bumblebees, Bombus terrestris, are one of the twenty species of bumblebee found in Ireland. They are very similar to white-tailed bumblebees, Bombus lucourum, in fact they are so similar that it is impossible to tell the workers apart. The Queens, who emerge in spring, are quite distinct though.
As the name suggests the buff tailed bumble has indeed a tail that is buff coloured (see photos above). While the white tailed bumbles (see photos below) have much whiter tails. On closer inspection, you may also notice the difference in the yellow banding. The yellow bands on the white tailed bee are more lemon yellow.
Inspired by today’s Daily Prompt: Buff
I am not a great distance traveller. For me I get as much wandering down a local beach as going to some foreign country. Don’t get me wrong, I love to explore new places and cultures, but I find the actual travelling stressful and like my home-comforts too much!
This is one of my favourite Mayo beaches.
Earth meets ocean.
Downpatrick head on the NW coast of County Mayo here in the West of Ireland has some of the most dramatic sea cliffs you can find in Ireland. It was a bit foggy the day this picture was taken.
Inspired by this week’s Photo Challenge – Atop
I love being at the beach any day but last week the light was extra special. This week’s weekly photo challenge is – ambience.