The snow lingers on the mountain tops while the spring flowers finally burst into bloom.
March was a truly horrible month with most unseasonable weather which caused dreadful problems for farmers who lost flocks of sheep and new born lambs and claimed the lives of poor abandoned horses on the mountains. Much as I love the snow, I don't want it when it's supposed to be spring and when it brings such hardship.
However, as April arrived, still cold but bright and sunny, I couldn't resist the beauty of the snow clad peaks and set Saturday afternoon aside for an outing with himself and the dog.
We drove across the Cooley Mountains and into Omeath with stunning views across Carlingford Lough to the majestic Mountains of Mourne.
We stopped in Omeath and walked along the shore, braving the crisp sea breeze to enjoy the view of Warrenpoint and The Mournes across the Lough.
We stopped off at the antique shop.
And the new craft shop.
My companions waited patiently.
Hot chocolate to finish the outing