Monday, May 25, 2009

Changeable Scenery along the road, Galway

This morning was an overcast morning, near Galway Airport a lot of forestry and stone walls. The mist has disappeared and moving further along the road to the bog lands on the Kiltullagh/New Inn border. The speckled white in the foreground is bog cotton(Scirpus caespitosus). Here Cappataggle the land has improved a bit a lot of rushes and a lot of sheep. Behind the village of Aughrim, more famous for the Battle of Aughrim 1691 where the Jacobite Army(Irish and French) was beaten by the Williamite army made up of Dutch, English, Scottish, Danish and French(Huguenot), more people lost their lives here than any other single battle. This effectively ended and Catholic resistance in Ireland. The land is getting better and Cattle start to appear.

4 comments:

Leisha Camden said...

Interesting bit of history and good shots as usual. My favorite is the second one from the top - I love the gorgeous green colors with all the yellow flowers ... !! :-)

Paz said...

Was talking with one of the guys working with me about those Yellow flowers, they are a weed that grows where the ground has been disturbed and seem to be everywhere this year. last year it was a white weed and the year before a red flower. I haven't had a chance to get a shot yet of whole fields covered in this yellow flower

Leisha Camden said...

That is so weird that there is one particular weed that's everywhere like that - a new one every year I mean. Weirdness ... o_O

Paz said...

not a new one but there are plants that seem more predominant each year