Sunday, 6 September 2015

We're going on a Ring hunt

 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

10 comments:

Amy at love made my home said...

What a great place to go for an explore!! I love too that your heart stayed until the end of your coffee! xx

Pom Pom said...

What a fun family adventure, Mags!
Your coffee heart fits. You have such a good and lasting heart of love.

gretchenjoanna said...

The Persevering Heart should be the name of a blog....but you and I both already have a name. Well, it can still be the name of both of our hearts. <3

Pam (Isabelle) said...

It was a gorgeous day here too. It can't be autumn... can it?

Betty Wood Fairy said...

what a special place on a sunny day and blackberry picking is so addictive - I have a freezer full as I can't resist picking!

Lisa Richards said...

A beautiful family outing! Hope you found more blackberries for your jam. Love the heart. Makes me want a cup of coffee...now! :)

M.K. said...

Ahhhh! There's the persevering heart! Now I understand. THat's a pretty cuppa. It looks like a grand day as a family and a lovely outing. I wish I could visit. How fun that your autumn hits in a day, and suddenly you are cool. That doesn't happen here. It's so slow, so gradual, and it arrives so very late. I long for sweater weather.

Left-Handed Housewife said...

Hello, Mags! I wish it were fall here. Today was as hot and humid as July (I don't live all that far from M.K.). A fine outing you've had, it would seem. Come to the States; we'll keep you warm!

xofrances

Thistle Cove Farm said...

it looks like a load of fun, the coffee looks delicious and glad the farmer got the hay put up dry. those blackberries look like they want to be a cobbler.

Kezzie said...

That sounds an EXCELLENT place to visit!!x