A few weeks ago I paid tribute to the defiance and resilience of Nature in the face of the ferocious storms, ‘Abigail’ and ‘Barney’ (see https://lagill6.wordpress.com/2015/11/24/defiant-nature/). Alas there was more to come. Further onslaughts from ‘Clodagh’ and ‘Desmond’ have reduced the foliage to a single leaf. What remarkable courage that leaf displays!
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A fruit tree in the field next door was somewhat mercilessly ‘pruned’ (massacred!) a few months ago. One could feel the pain. But, encouraged by the mild weather in the second half of 2014, the tree has valiantly fought back and has produced a prolific number of sturdy, burgeoning young shoots that, in a chaotic way, form an attractive spectacle. This picture is really an act of celebration!