What an utterly glorious day it was yesterday. Blue, blue skies; too blue for the planned excursion to an indoor trampoline paradise! We parked the car at the banks of Belfast's River Lagan and wound our way up the edge-of-farmland-path towards the Giant's Ring.
Not to be confused with the Giant's Causeway, though we did have our own personal giant as chief guide and bag carrier.
Can you see it? Obviously I forgot to take a better picture that wasn't covered with wild strawberries! It's a Neolithic henge ring with the stone remains of a passage tomb. Much better pictures are here!
You enter the ring by one of the paths cut through its huge enclosure. It's a place for dog walkers and parents of energy-filled children- there is a vast amount of unrestricted space to race across with high and unrestricted vantage points for the static!
We picked all the ripe blackberries we could find on the way home. Not quite enough for a whole pot of jam, but Mattman is determined to make some- so we'll push through our own brambles at the back later to see what we can find. It is definitely and quite suddenly Autumn here in the Frozen North.
And here is my disappearing coffee in Waterstone's late yesterday afternoon. I was very taken with the persevering heart x