Saturday 30 May 2015

golden hour

Snapshots of lough shore adventuring at a favourite place. At golden hour, one May evening.

The weather lately has been so changeable and not at all May like. It's been cold, dreary and wet. So when the sun peeked out from behind the clouds last Monday, I threw together an impromptu picnic tea and we headed out for some fair-weather exploring. 

We visited Reilly Wood, a beautiful deciduous woodland which leads to the lough. We walked through the meadow down to the water, spotting lots of butterflies fluttering around in the sunshine. The little ones explored the shore, delighting in finding a little frog and an emerging dragonfly. Climbing over gates and clambering on tree stumps eventually tired little legs, so we headed for home.

That evening the abundant fresh air and golden evening sunshine were relished. I do hope summer arrives soon.

Joining in with The Photo Gallery 233 at Sticky Fingers.


  1. Hey Bee,
    I still can't get over that picture of the emerging dragonfly. The weather is very hit and miss here too. I have a beach bag packed and at the ready for those golden hour moments.
    Leanne xx

  2. The joy of frogs, I used to love to catch them when I was little...I've been know to catch one or two since, especially as our cat likes to get them! Lovely photos Bee, great light :) xxx

  3. It looks as though you had a beautiful time!!! Wonderful memories being made I am sure! xx

  4. It's a gorgeous time of day isn't it, and such a beautiful spot to visit. CJ xx

  5. Perfect time of day for a walk. Your dragonfly photograph is amazing, I've never seen one emerging before! X
    Zoe | floral and feather

  6. Your photos are stunning Bee! Looks like you all had lots of fun...
    Col x

  7. The weather has been strange here too. It is always good to let little legs stretch whatever the weather but moments are especially memorable when the sun shines and frogs are involved - how lucky.

  8. Lovely photos and those precious moments often happen when not organised or planned, in a golden hour, a sunny evening :)

  9. How wonderful to have seen the dragonfly at that stage of it's development!

    Beautiful images of what looks like a glorious evening. Regardless of how many we get I think we should always make the most of the evening golden hours, they are special times :)

  10. Oh, that little frog! There's just something about them that makes you want to hold them, isn't there?
    I'm glad you enjoyed your golden hour. And yes, hopefully there'll be lots more to come.
    S x

  11. Such a gorgeous place and wonderful photographs of all that childhood should be about :)

  12. Such beautiful photo's Bee. That little frog is so sweet and the emerging dragonfly is amazing - I've never seen that before. xx

  13. Lovely photos Bee - I need to make the most of golden hour soon too. The harsh Summer sunlight is too much for me, I need the golden stuff x

  14. How I love that time of day.. Amazing photos!!

  15. That time of day is precious. And I love the idea of going for a spontaneous evening picnic. Xx


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