During the winter months here in West Cork the colours of the landscape change dramatically, at least I think they do. I took my photos on the Beara peninsula, near the Caha mountain range. In summer these mountains, they are not very high, look fabulously green, but come winter they turn all shades of brown, ranging from sienna, to rusts, to sepia, and even burnt umber. It’s the grasses and the bracken that deck the landscape in such an array of colours. It never seizes to impress me, around every corner on the road there is another palette, it’s fascinating.
On a journey to Allihies on the Beara peninsula today, we came across these two friends. The landscape is rugged but beautiful with the Atlantic ocean in the West showing most interesting and beautiful skies. Little plants hidden among stone walls, and quartz stone showing up in old ruins. A most interesting day.