Welcome to another Thursday Doors and this week it’s in the pink. If you’re familiar with that expression you’ll know it refers to being in extremely good health and spirit. This week’s door, or should I say doorway, belongs to a building that isn’t exactly in great condition but is definitely ‘in the pink’. It was found by one of my sisters, so thank you Anne for your much appreciated contribution to this week’s blogpost.
You’ve probably realised by now that we are in an old cemetery, not exactly where you would expect to end up if you’re in the pink but a good place to find some nice shots for a Thursday Doors post. This church ruin is in the townland of Port, County Louth and was amalgamated with five other medieval parishes to make up what is now called Togher parish. Even on historical maps of two hundred years ago it is recorded as a ruin.
Let’s have a closer look at that doorway.
As you can see, the door is long gone but the entrance still remains and it’s surrounded by a spectacular display of pink clematis. We have this lovely climber in our garden but it’s nowhere near as copious as this one. If pink isn’t your colour, how about blue?
Maybe you prefer yellow.
At this time of year bright yellow fields of rapeseed make an eye-catching display. The crop is mostly grown for culinary use in Ireland but the name canola isn’t really used in Europe like it is in Canada and North America. Most of it is cold pressed here, to retain all of it’s natural goodness. In Ireland, you’re never too far from a beach or a woods and my sister found both on her walk. The next image is of Port beach which stretches to over a mile long and is backed by sand dunes and fields.
You can see the yellow field of rapeseed in the distance, with the Mourne Mountains in the background. I hope you enjoyed this virtual visit to County Louth, courtesy of my sister, Anne. Hopefully, this week’s Thursday Doors finds you ‘in the pink’ too, and if you’d like to explore further afield, Dan has a great selection over on his blog.