Tonight…on this Tuesday, 29th Sept. 2020… on “Radio Treasures” broadcast on Cork Music Station 9:30 to 11:00pm we feature our regular items with a splendid blend of uplifting songs and music… tonight we feature a selection of songs and music relating to a Tour of Ireland as well as a variety of interesting musings and words of wisdom. Included in tonight’s programme – Our 10pm Interview relating to the superb new Mask Case Invention by Sheila Radley, Dungarvan….www.antibacterialmaskcase.com We hear the exquisite “Nightingale Serenade” with André Rieu and Orchestra and we chat about the following images :
A few years ago when the superb History of the Church display by Dan Duggan was launched Canon John Fitzgerald, P.P. explained the significance of the images to Primary School pupils.
Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a chairde, and welcome to my report.
Have you noticed how the evenings are starting to draw in a little. Not so much when it’s sunny and bright but if it’s cloudy and dull then you notice it. That spat of frost one night during the week was rather a surprise and left some of our tender blossoms looking a little less than their best. In fact it wiped out some of my succulent bizzy lizzies. Thankfully mydahlias escaped. They are the late flowering kind and last year as they were all set to adorn my autumn garden, one night of frost sent them back to sleep for another whole year. The worst thing about this early frost is that it can creep up on you and for just one night only. When the mild weather returns you are left with that sad feeling as you gaze on your would be flowering plants returning to the earth. Joy of joys my little spud in the bucket escaped. Mind you for safety sake I had moved it nearer the hedge a few days earlier. Lawns are still flourishing and still have to get their regular nine day trim and the smell of a new mowed lawn never loses it’s charm. Leaves are beginning to fall, though the autumn colours haven’t come yet. The Virginian Creeper is almost at the ready to light up every wall and hedge even along the ground in so many places. If the weather treats it right it will stay that way for ages. During the long summer months it creeps along in the background in a dull green fitting in almost unnoticed amid all it’s neighbours as they show off their glowing colours and multi coloured foliage, but come the autumn the Virginian Creeper takes over as if to say it’s my turn now and gives us days or weeks of blood red bliss. The blanket of wild raspberry canes/briers are turning the ditches and roadsides red at the moment with their massive crop of small bright red fruit and it’s great to see the birds feasting of them. Most of the corn and hay is safely stored by now and as we have no commercial potato growers around here, I’m not sure if that crop is in. It was always considered a September task, so I’m sure they are all in by now. These are the things which got priority in my young days. The winter feed for the animals and the food and firing for the people was all important . There was no other way to get the necessities of life, only to provide them yourself. They weren’t selling in the shops that time.