No, there ain’t a hole in my soul… rather a hole in my pole. OK, I know… it’s weak. Actually, there’s a hole in the farmer’s gate post. I know I’ve featured this very piece of wood sometime in the distant past but that was a winter shot.
Friday again! Enjoy your day… have fun and remember, don’t do what I wouldn’t!
Posted in Ireland, Local Curiosity, Local Places, Photography, Travel, Walking
Tagged farming, focus, photography, plants, postaday, walk
Sorry… yesterday I was so busy with my butterfly and bumblebee video that I totally forgot the “official” changing of the season has arrived.
For all you good folk below the equator… HAPPY SPRING!
For all you good folk above the equator… Happy Autumn!!
May we all enjoy what the new season brings!! New hope, now growth or the celebration of a bountiful harvest!
The wheat/ barley/ rye ripe on the land… autumn skies loom heavy…
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Tagged autumn, beauty, blogging, challenge, change, clouds, colour, farming, future, hope, Irish landscape, JOY, new, new growth, positive, postaday, spring, summer, weather
At this stage of the month you must be tired of seeing birds and butterflies when you pay OMBH a visit. Therefore, I have declared that on this last day I’ll look at life from a different angle. Look-see at the top of the photo, you’ll see the lower tip of the leaf but if you look down you’ll see an almost perfect replica. Maybe on this Monday you’ll have a look at the difficult situation that you’re facing from an altogether different angle and see previously unnoticed beauty!!
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Tagged beauty, future, hope, ideas, inspiration, jobs, JOY, life, life... haha..., liquid, opinion, peace, plants, positive, postaday, work
Six of them. Yep, butterflies are insects so you’ll find six legs… therefore, by association there must be six feet. Why am I on about so many feet? You’ll have to blame Ailsa for dropping the ladder on her foot. That little mishap resulted in her using feet as the challenge for the week.
The only problem with the topic? I most certainly wasn’t going to show you photos of my feet so I needed to find more suitable feet to feature. You have to believe my joy when this Silver-washed Fritillary flitted into view and proceeded to do all sorts of gyrations for my benefit! The thing is… my joy was compounded because it was my first sighting of this species… that’s why you’re getting a wee gallery!!
Found in Togher Wood in Co Laois… some happy foot fun!
Posted in Ireland, Photography, The Birds and the Bees, Travel, Walking
Tagged blog buddies, blogging, butterflies, challenge, Co Laois, colour, flowers, fun, humour, postaday, summer, travel, walk, wildlife photography
This week’s challenge asks us to look at the same object from different angles and also throw in a three photo gallery. That, in itself, is a massive challenge for me. Only three photos in a gallery? It seems almost illogical to ask me to post such a small gallery. But then, it may make me think of looking at this post from a few different angles.
So… where do I begin? Maybe the hind quarters of a deer in Phoenix Park… or a close eye to eye… or a full frontal? I couldn’t make up my mid so I’ve left the gallery random… that way, if you refresh you’ll see a different take on my angles…
Posted in Dublin, Dublin & Leinster Architecture & Other Interesting Sights, Factual Opinion, Family & Life, Ireland, Local Curiosity, Local Places, Photography, Travel, Walking
Tagged blogging, challenge, deer, Dublin, humour, Ireland, Irish wildlife, Phoenix Park, photography, photos, postaday, quirky, travel, Weekly Photo Challenge:, wildlife photography
I have long been fascinated with the history of the Royal Canal. I’ve mentioned some time ago that the Royal Canal reached Kilcock, the village where we now live, before the 1820 Settlers arrived at the Eastern Cape coast where they eventually founded Port Elizabeth, the city we lived in before leaving South Africa.
So, when Ed Mooney suggested a new challenge my first thought was to send a recent photo of the Royal Canal Harbour in Kilcock. Ed’s Capturing History Challenge is open for anyone from anywhere so why don’t you submit something from your neck of the woods?
The photo I sent on to Ed has been used here already so I’ll use another view as seen from the Royal Canal. These scenes were roughly what the navvy’s who built the canal saw around 1800 on a warm August day… give and take a fence poles or two and a modern pasture of five…
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Tagged blogging, canals, challenge, change, clouds, farming, green, history, Irish countryside, Irish landscape, passion, past, photography, Port Elizabeth South Africa, postaday, Royal Canal, South Africa, summer, weather
I use the lounge as my office during the day. There’s a few good reasons and one of them is that there’ s a patio door within meters of my “desk”… the coffee table. The camera is always close by so when the birds visit to eat at their restaurant I’m ready.
I’ve put out bread, usually whole-wheat and on occasion bird seed and over time the regulars have become accustomed to me watching them. They’ll even drop in when I have to door open. I have to say, I think they’re quite relieved with my efforts because they even come for a quick snack while it’s raining. They don’t have to go far looking for food because they know I’ll be looking out for them.
It’s mostly juvenile robins that visit but lately a few chaffinches have also plucked up the courage to drop in for an easy feed…
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Tagged bird watching, birds, chaffinch, colour, food, postaday, rain, rain drops, summer, weather, wildlife photography