Autumn in West Cork
The Beara Peninsula in the distance is the backdrop for Whiddy Island nestling in the mouth of Bantry Bay as splashes of sunshine illuminate portions of the headland on the Sheep’s Head Peninsula.
This lovely stone cottage is in the upland valley of Coomkeen on the Sheep’s Head. Beautifully restored, complete with chimney and curtained front door, this little house is a mystery. Although there are no overhead cables visible it has outdoor lighting and even a light sensor.
Why does it not have any windows?
Tough and hardy but appearing delicate and fragile lichen, grows abundantly along the roadside and on the ditches. Once used as a natural dye for wool, lichen is an indicator of fresh, clean, unpolluted air