It was touch and go whether there would a Bards In The Woods today as the forecast for several days had been quite horrific for this time. Then this morning it all turned around. There was a forecast for the squally rain to stop and there be warm sun this afternoon. Well it was when I set out, anyway.
Good to meet up with some folks to share with us this afternoon
Wild Garlic to to be awed by
from Ogma's Tales Of The Trees which was perhaps a bit adventurous
for new ears to this.
I must remember to bring some of the new stuff for Bathing In The Fae's Breath along next time.
So off past the oak and to the Tobar Derragh well
To give a wee idea of what this is all about here's an old map that features the Ring and the Well
Hmm, now to look at the work in hand, for us who stayed on ... and the midges went away too.
Actually we had a couple of hard showers while here so not a good idea to expose electronics then.
This also broke our dry Sunday afternoon tradition as we have not had hard rain on a Sunday Bards In The Woods since Glendalough during March last year, and only on 2 afternoons the year before, both times at Knockranny by Keadue. Well there was a short burst of mist drizzle at Glenfarne but that was quickly followed by warm sun, so not counting that.
Anyway there was mud clearing and stone cleaning
and a little more progress here again.
After a good session of that ... time for TEA :-)
Not sure when we will return here to Derreen Woods and The Tobar Derragh Well . If there is a mild dry day in November, that may be a good time to return. Otherwise so many other woodlands I wish to get to this summer.
Do come along with us. Its Hazelwood by Sligo next Sunday.