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Ducks and Piglets December 14, 2009

This morning I had an unexpected walk beside a stream.  My Irish conversation group (Cupla Focla) was unable to meet because painting was being done upstairs in the library.  So I ambled home instead and was very surprised to see ducks in the stream near the rear of the old shopping centre in Dundrum.

  Ducks in the stream

  away they swam

Then I went up to Airfield to check on the piglets.  They have really grown a lot and are scurrying about in their pen.  They get worn out and then they all huddle together and have a sleep.

Other photos taken at this time of year

        Morning sun, 9:30 a.m. at Kilternan Market

  rusty gate, abandoned, along the Upper Kilmacud Road

  sky over Ashford, December afternoon

  early morning from our upstairs window

Christmas trees for sale at Airfield    

  a stone wall along my route, the Upper Kilmacud Road

Dundrum Main Street, late afternoon       

  my knitting stash – latest photo – note the stash is getting smaller


Computer problems and Cats – Unrelated

Filed under: Cats,Computers,Maps,Photography,Weather — Janet @ 9:55 am

Last night I was trying to put a new item on my sidebar and in the course of doing that I not only lost my visitors to this site map and information but also my weather pixie.  And I didn’t succeed in adding the new item to the side bar – I wanted to show the phases of the moon.  I beavered away at this for a long time, gave up, and came back to it this morning.  Alas.  I’ll send an sos to wordpress and see what happens.

Meanwhile here are a few random photos for your perusal.

The first picture was taken on the 48A bus a few months ago.  It was the first time I had ever seen a cat being transported on a bus – of course I don’t ride the bus all that often – but why not transport a cat that way.  Thinking about that reminds me of the dog that regularly went with his mistress on the bus from Upper Leeson Street to Grafton Street.  One day in town he disappeared but he found his own way home – on the bus.

  note not only the cat carrier but also the jacket the person is wearing

  a handsome cat