Scenes from the weekend

A few images from yesterday's walk around Antrim Castle Gardens, a garden of historical and horticultural interest in Antrim town, dating back to the 1600s.  I grew up in Antrim (about a 30 minute drive from Belfast) and have many happy memories of cycling around the gardens on my little Tomahawk bike. Did anyone else have that…

Autumn’s arrival

Autumn is my favourite time of year. Unlike other seasons, it announces its arrival. You know its on its way as the days gradually shorten and then early one morning you step outside and feel  a distinct coolness, a certain crispness in the air. You realise the summer blooms have gone for another year as the garden slips quietly to sleep.   The fallen leaves tell you that…