Saturday, 21 May 2016

Rowallane Garden


Hello all! It has been a while since my last post. It has been a busy few weeks! 
Anyhow, a while back, I was commissioned by Rowallane Garden (one of the Northern Irish National Trust properties) to capture the events and seasons of Rowallane. Anyone from here, who has visited Rowallane Garden will know just how absolutely beautiful it is. I don't know much anything about gardening, but I reckon they must hire some seriously talented gardeners because they have the landscape looking spectacular. Especially at this time of year. The commission has been a real pleasure. I absolutely love going up there and walking about in all the scenery. Most of the time I go on my own, but they had asked if Jack and Noah would like to do some modelling for them, so on occasions I have taken the boys.



Look at them modelling there like pros - Well - they are blooming hard work. I come across other peoples kids sometimes during my shoots, and I ask their parents if they would like to be photographed (model release form necessary of course) and usually those kids listen to every word I say - they look at my camera, stand still, and smile. Not these two. Even the dogs I photograph at Rowallane are more obedient than naughty and naughtier. But anyway, they gave me some gold here. You never know, maybe you'll see these rascals on the front of a National Trust leaflet! Jack would love that. He's been down in the mouth about Noah's feature in a catalog a few months ago. "Why aren't I a model too, Mummy?" he asked. 







If you get the chance, I thoroughly recommend a trip to Rowallane. Or any of the National Trust properties. I'm thinking about buying a yearly family pass so we can enjoy all the properties.





Do you notice wee Jack lost a tooth? It happened a couple of weeks ago. He was so excited! Dear love him. The tooth fairy left him a pound, the generous being she is. It makes that great big smile even cuter- if that's possible!





We have been having some great weather. It's subject to change, of course. It is Ireland after all. Today was a prime example of this. We attended Jack's school fair this morning. Beautiful. The sun shone from the heavens. Then off we went to Rowallane, it was as warm and bright as could be. Except there was some very loud thunder overhead, which we chose to ignore. Suddenly the sun ducked behind the clouds and hailstones the size of my fist started pummelling us. It was damn sore. Not to mention the soaking we got. I tried to use my body as a human shield but the boys screamed and cried the whole time. Jack said it was the worst day ever. He held me solely responsible for the change in the weather.  I guess all those knocks to the head made him forget the hotdogs and candy floss, bouncy castles and sweeties that he enjoyed this morning.

I hate you, Mummy.

24 comments:

  1. Oh my it does look beautiful Cathy and your photos do them proud. It really reminds me of the colours here at Coombe Mill at the moment. May is such a fantastic month in nature, it is when the fresh greens merge with summer vibrant colours in the most stunning way. I think I need your boys for a photo shoot here too! Thank you for sharing the beautiful Rowallane garden with me on #CountryKids.

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    1. Aw, thank you, Fiona! Coombe Mill looks beautiful from your posts. I would be only too delighted to photograph it someday! X

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  3. Beutiful photos and the expressions on Naughty and Naughtier faces are priceless, the essence of being a child.

    I love it that parents get blamed for all sorts of things, weather included... If only we had that sort of power!

    xx

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  4. Your photos are stunning and it looks like a beautiful place to visit and like lots of fun was had here. #mysundayphoto

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  5. Your photos make it look magical. The boys are clearly having a great time. You can't fake those sort of smiles :-) #MySundayPhoto

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  6. Awww such lovely smiles - and the rain made for a great photo, even if it wasn't ideal ! #SundaySnap

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  7. What a beautiful place. We love escaping to National Trust properties. That hail storm certainly looked vicious!

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  8. Oh dear little person logic. You've captured some gorgeous photos for sure. #CountryKids.

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  9. Beautiful photographs - and what stunning portraits of your boys :) Just lovely x

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  10. You are so talented at taking pictures, always managing to capture your family and nature at their best. Thank you so much for supporting #MyCapturedMoment xx

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  11. Lovely photos that you've captured. The boys look like they're having lots of fun. #MySundayPhoto

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  12. Wow your photos are just so gorgeous! I especially love the light on their hair! #mysundayphoto

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  13. Gosh what absolutely stunning photos, your boys are beautiful and those are some fab photos. #whatevertheweather

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  14. Your photos are always gorgeous. Wgat do you take them on? Love the last sulky photo!! #whatevertheweather

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  15. Those boys are simply adorable.
    Hope you'll drop by https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2016/05/american-tobacco-campus-durham-nc.html to share.

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  16. Love National trust properties and that one looks fantastic too. Gorgeous photos. #Whatevertheweather

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  17. We've just joined the National trust and we're getting loads of use out of our membership so far! Your photos here are just lovely - you'd never guess your buys were so difficult to photograph! #whatevertheweather

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  18. What lovely photos of your gorgeous photos. We are huge fans of the National Trust too. So many gorgeous places to visit and they offer the perfect place for your photos #funkykidfriday

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  19. Such beautiful pics, what a gorgeous place! Absolutely loving that boys&girls sweatshirt too xo

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  20. Well, these are all so lovely! Sorry you got hailed on, but that does make for a bit of adventure!

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  21. It looks gorgeous, such beautiful colours! They look so happy and care free and no way are they naughty, they just look so gorgeous in all your photos! Thanks so much for linking up to #Whatevertheweather :) x

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  22. I love that Boys & Girl jumper! So gorgeous!

    Thanks for linking up to #FunkyKidFriday xx

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  23. those are fantastic photos indeed! Beautiful garden..and love to see the smiles in the kids' faces :)

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