#MySundayPhoto – Tree Day / Journée de l’Arbre

On Thursday I went to Glendalough, Co Wicklow, to accompany Mermaid’s class on their Tree Day outing, organised by the Tree Council of Ireland and hosted by the park rangers of the Wicklow Mountains National Park.

It was windy and the Upper Lake was choppier than I have ever seen it. Yet I felt a powerful urge to go swimming in the peaty waters. Mermaid felt it too. We put our hands in the water to test the temperature – it felt warmer than the Irish Sea.

But instead we walked on with her classmates to the next question of their treasure hunt, during which we learnt that an oak tree can harbour as many as 324 different types of lichen, and we observed a visibly worried frog hop about in the damp grass.


Jeudi, je suis allée à Glendalough, Co Wicklow, pour accompagner la classe de Sirène à l’occasion de la journée annuelle de l’Arbre, organisée par le Parc national des monts de Wicklow

Le vent soufflait fort et le lac supérieur de Glendalough, plus agité que jamais, était plissé de vagues à la crête blanche. Malgré tout, j’ai ressenti une folle envie d’aller nager dans les eaux brunes de tourbe. Sirène a eu la même pensée.

Après avoir trempé nos mains dans l’eau pour en tester la température (moins froide que la mer d’Irlande !), nous avons continué avec ses camarades de classe jusqu’au prochain indice de leur chasse au trésor, pendant laquelle nous avons appris qu’un chêne peut acueillir jusqu’à 324 types de lichen. Nous avons aussi observé une grosse grenouille bondir à nos pieds dans l’herbe humide.

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