Wednesday, November 05, 2008

POYLL DOOEY NATURE RESERVE

Poyll Dooey ABC
Poyll Dooey Nature Reserve is an area of land in Ramsey that is a haven for wildlife. It is also a haven for me as a photographer. You have seen this image above before, but not as a day shot, but one of my skywatch shots, where the skies are rich in purples and the trees are usually silhouetted. How different one place can look from day to night.

Poyll Dooey has a series of nature trails running through it. Follow the trails and you will happen upon many wonderful birds, rabbits, dragonflies, ladybirds... and dogs. It's a dog walkers heaven. Take a step off the nature trails and walkways and you will find yourself wading through overgrown scrub land, ponds, bogs, wild grasses and wild flowers such as bluebells and onto the meadows. Nestled amongst all of this is a picnic area in a beautifully maintained garden setting. walk to the far side of Poyll Dooey you happen upon the white bridge or wander a trail 'til you reach the Sulby River and follow it into Ramsey Town. In fact I have taken you round the Poyll Dooey many times, but usually down by the river. This is the meadow that lies in front of the white bridge.

Poyll Dooey, what does it mean though? Poyll means Pool that was the easy bit, but Dooey. First time around when I posted a Poyll Dooey post I asked if anyone had any ideas. Well I'll ask again. I've since found two meaning "sand dunes" or "fun gathering." Now as these two meaning differ greatly from each other I wonder if anyone else has another alternative.

By the way. The New American President will be making a guest appearance (of sorts) on this blog tomorrow. Obviously not in the flesh, but his er image will be.


Want to join ABC got the lovely hostess with the mostest, MRS NESBITT'S PLACE

48 comments:

G. Crappy said...

Beautiful photo, looks like a marvelous place for photography!

ellen b. said...

Oh I would love to stroll about there with my camera! Sound wonderful...

laxeylass said...

Dooey, gathering is the one I know. The Poyll is under threat from the bulldozers for more housing or is that just a rumour? Pretty as a postcard.

marLou said...

I really like the cloud formation. Beautiful shot as always. BTW, congrats on being Blog of Note!

chez, brum said...

BLOG OF NOTE!!!

Well done B.

Virginia said...

I hope it's Gary's doodling! Can't wait to see it.
V

photowannabe said...

Stunning sky. I can see why this place is perfect for wildlife.

Melissa said...

Sounds beautiful!

brad, boston said...

LB,

Magnifico. I voted O.

Olivier said...

magnifique, ce ciel est fabuleux

A Blog In The Rough said...

Wooo, I love mixed color skies and nature trails!

mannanan said...

Love the contrast of the blue sky with the green of the trees. Lovely photo of a lovely place. You know it used to be where Ramsey dumped all of its rubbish up until a few years back?

Brian Miller said...

Sounds like an amazing place. Love the contrast.

magiceye said...

heavenly!

Carletta said...

Beautiful sky!!

earthlingorgeous said...

what a lovely photo! I have no idea what Dooley means hahahaha!

MumbaiiteAnu said...

Sounds like a great place. We have vey few places in Mumbai to connect with nature. The parks, beaches and walking trails are also quite crowded.
Ramsey is beautiful.

Aileni said...

Nice one - and better than old chairs. I hope it has gone now.

Reader Wil said...

I love your love of the Isle of Man! Lovely! I'd love to walk around there in that beautiful park.Thanks for your visit.

Lawstude said...

i love the contrasts of green and blue and the previous photo of isle of man is equally stunning. great job.

Ackworth Born said...

perfect P post - please tell me laxeylass has got it wrong about the bulldozers.

Bibi said...

Lovely place for dog romps and photos - and I sure hope laxeylass is wrong, too.

naturglede said...

Greate choise for the P. Have a nice day:)

Webradio said...

This sky is very nice... Good shot !

Dragonstar said...

Beautiful photo! That sky is so lovely.
Poyll seems to be akin to the Welsh pwll, which also means pool. No guesses as to the rest of it though...

Sailor Girl said...

MAGNIFICENT POST FOR ABC WEDNESDAY!!!!!!!!!

Mo said...

Lovely vista. Strange to call bog land a pool. Maybe it once had lakes there? Looking forward to the Obama images to morrow.

Lm said...

Blog of note ?! congrats. btw some nice pics here like this one.

Jay said...

Well, that does look just beautiful! I imagine that you could get a great shot in almost any weather, or any time of day!

Liz said...

Sounds just the place for me and George!

They're fond of the letter 'o' in Manx aren't they?

Rose said...

What a lovely place to live! This must be a photographer's dream.

Praveen said...

first time here..
awesome pics thr..loved it all

Suburbia said...

No idea about the name but it sounds sort of fun!

pam, ramsey said...

No to Tesco's. Beautiful photograph.

RuneE said...

A most extraordinary name - just the sound of it must be special. Somhow that second name suggests what the all the dogs left behind...

Ms. Hays said...

Such a clear and pretty photo - magnificently beautiful day

CheapJordans23.com said...

Nice pictures....neat blog.

Eki Akhwan said...

Beautiful sky, Babooshka! How big is this Poyll Dooey? (The name makes me giggle a bit by the way. How do you pronoune it? ^_^)

I love your yesterday's post. It's grand!

Bree said...

Looks like a nice day on the Doo.

Ryan Cooper said...

Hey, I've been to that exact spot!

Bear Naked said...

This looks like the PERFECT PLACE for PHOTOGRAPHERS.
What an unusual name also.

Bear((( )))

Kelly said...

A beautiful sky!

D Herrod said...

Beautiful photo.

splummer said...

Hi!
Your Poyll Dooey looks like a very relaxing place to visit. Thanks for the journey! Thanks for stopping by my place. Take Care!!

Sherrie

kRiZ cPEc said...

love the sky! Why didn't you reserve this for SWF?

Gordon said...

It is great to be blessed with such lovely places to explore with a camera; nice shot.

Miss_Yves said...

Perfect photo of a cloudy sky!
PS Was thre a vote , yesterday on the blogs , except that of the U S A ?
miss Yves

raf said...

Amazing what goes on on that little island country. Fascinating history of the Isle of Man that you give us, Babooshka! Nice work by Mr. Barker too for your Obama post! It's a new day!

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