Everyone remembers the winter of 2010. It’s hard to believe it is already five years ago! I remember shovelling snow off my drive in temperatures of -15*C… we’re not used to that over here; fairly mild and very wet is what we usually get, in fact it doesn’t change much even in the summer.
Our house is on top of a hill. We were snowed in for a month. The children spent most of that time at home; there was no way I could get them to school.
Lough Ramor (Ramhar, in Irish) was completely frozen. It was possible, but not advisable, to walk all the way out to the tree shrouded islands you can see in the picture. My family insisted on standing on the ice at the edge of the lake. I don’t think it is something we will see very often… at least, I hope not, as beautiful as it was.
Ramor is a large natural lake of 741 hectares situated near Virginia, County Cavan. Early records claim it was part of the lands belonging to Cenal Muinreamhair, who was a mythical warrior, and possibly chieftain of the area. Muinreamhair apparently means ‘fat neck’, but rather than commenting on his state of obesity, is thought to refer to the bulk of his great strength.
I was nominated to take part in this photo challenge by Sue Vincent, who takes the most beautiful images and always has a story to tell about them. I would like to nominate one of my newest blogging friends, Geoff le Pard, to take up this photo challenge baton.
The rules of the Five Photos, Five Stories Challenge are:
1) Post a photo each day for five consecutive days.
2) Attach a story to the photo. It can be fiction, non-fiction, poetry, or a short paragraph. It’s entirely up to the individual.
3) Nominate another blogger to carry on the challenge. Your nominee is free to accept or decline the invitation. This is fun, not a command performance!