A place called home

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I just thought I would share a few pictures of where I call home. The city of Belfast is just a few minutes drive away, the countryside right on my doorstep –  a fairly raw and rugged landscape comprised of rolling hills and heathland, with amazing views across Belfast Lough  when you make the effort to  climb up to the best vantage points.

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A place where the sun is shining one moment, then clouds darken the horizon the next.

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And windswept trees cling on as they battle with the elements on exposed hills..

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Where you discover waterfalls when walking the dog

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Where town and country live side by side…

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And wildflowers grow among the grasses…..

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And sometimes the sun lingers for a while, turning the sky a vibrant blue…

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I feel lucky that we live with such great open spaces around us – places to explore,  breathe in the fresh air and get inspired by what is on our doorstep. Most of all, I love that nothing is maintained or manicured – just nature left to it’s own devices – wild, raw yet beautiful at the same time.

 

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