Has the sky dropped into the drop or the drop dropped out of the sky? I don’t have a clue. What I do know is that I have a thing for trying to get drops in focus so when I do I don’t care if it’s a drop in or drop out!
Happy Friday… have a great weekend and remember… don’t do what I wouldn’t!
Posted in God's Straight Lines, Ireland, Photography, Reflections
Tagged colour, flowers, focus, Friday Fact, fun, green, light, liquid, macro mode, mauve, outdoors, plants, postaday, rain, rain drops, sky, spider webs, weekend
On occasion you get a few photos you really weren’t expecting. I spotted my first blue damselflies of the season and stationed myself next to the pond, waiting in vain. Then, as things go… you get side tracked by other activities. That’s when I spotted the pond skater darting toward the feather. So… there I had a new target to concentrate on…
Posted in Ireland, Photography, Seasons, The Birds and the Bees
Tagged action, autobiographical, bugs, insects, Irish wildlife, liquid, outdoors, photography, plants, postaday, serendipity, water, wildlife photography
There’s a lot happening in our world at the moment and it’s difficult to put everything into perspective. I’m not really in the mood to say too much because of all the uncertainty but here’s the song that’s rapidly forming the soundtrack to current happenings. If ever I’ve enjoyed a cover of an already powerful song then this must be one of the best ever!
Yes… the words are familiar. I wrote them for the silence post of a few days ago. That evening I had serious PC problems so I did two posts to see which one would work. I was about to delete this one when I realised that would be a waste. After getting the PC sorted (rebooted) I thought it would be good to attach the original S&G song…
Cherry blossoms… so fleeting! Life… so fleeting!
Posted in Art, Family & Life, Writing
Tagged autobiographical, beauty, blossoms & blooms, death, hurt, imagination, inspiration, life, memories, muse, music, new growth, pain, Phoenix Park, pink, positive, postaday, S&G, trees
Grab your bags… we’re going on a holiday. The only problem… where do we go? No… that’s not the only problem. Maybe we need to consider more sturdy luggage, won’t you say?
PS – Yes… I know the focus is slightly off but sorry, I couldn’t resist!
PPS – I wouldn’t mind a month or two in each of those destinations… black bags and all!
PPPS – Could wedding/ honeymoon be classed as a destination or beginning of the journey?
PPPPS – Who cares… I need a holiday, that’s all I know!
PPPPPS – Yes, you’re correct… the young one was taking the trash to the bins located in the alley beside the building
Posted in Dublin, Ireland, Photography, Travel
Tagged city life, Dublin, Dublin streets, fun, future, holiday, hope, humour, longing, postaday, questions, quirky, rubbish, time, travel, urban photography, walk
Imagine… sitting alone. Sitting alone on a deserted beach. What thoughts would go through your head? Care to share??
Happy Monday… may as many good things happen for you this week that I hope are going to happen for me!
Posted in Dublin & Leinster Architecture & Other Interesting Sights, Ireland, Photography, Reflections, Travel
Tagged beach, beauty, blue, Co Wicklow, colour, full moon, future, Greystones, ideas, imagination, inspiration, life, light, liquid, memories, positive, postaday, questions, sea, sky, travel, water
Sometimes, life throws an old dog a bone. Two days ago I ran an errand and at the station I was supplied with this week’s challenge photo. No, I didn’t know the topic was going to be bright and fun-filled jubilant. How could I? What I do know is that these three very happy folk attracted my attention.
Their spontaneous laughter chimed brightly on the platform. Then, they shared the carriage for a portion of the journey and all the while they rode along the mood in the wagon was buoyed by their jubilation! There was absolutely nothing excessive or loud about their actions… just simple pleasure. I was tempted to ask for more photos but resisted as I didn’t want to spoil their mood.
What a pleasure to have a totally unexpected happy surprise! Thanks to these three for letting their jubilant attitude spill over and make those who were there smile!
Posted in Family & Life, Ireland, Photography, Train Tales, Travel
Tagged art, colour, Dublin, fun, HAPPY, humour, Ireland, JOY, people watching, pleasure, positive, postaday, purple, quirky, smile, train tales, trains, travel, Weekly Photo Challenge:, wires, WordPress
There’s a lot happening in our world at the moment and it’s difficult to put everything into perspective. I’m not really in the mood to say too much because of all the uncertainty but here’s the song that’s rapidly forming the soundtrack to current happenings. If ever I’ve enjoyed a cover of an already powerful song then this must be one of the best… ever!
A stunner… fleeting but beautiful… like life? (Photo taken through a dirty train window… )
Turn up the volume… close your eyes… LISTEN!!
Posted in Family & Life, Photography, Reflections
Tagged blossoms & blooms, colour, death, flowers, hurt, imagination, inspiration, Ireland, life, memories, muse, music, pain, photography, postaday, rainbow, sea, time, train tales, trains
I wonder… does every cloud have a silver lining? Maybe… maybe not! However… on occasion clouds can do more than provide the hint of promise… they provide a bit of moisture… or, more importantly, they provide a stunning backdrop to photos!
Posted in Family & Life, Ireland, Photography
Tagged #ombh, beauty, blossoms & blooms, blue, bluebells, clouds, colour, flowers, life, mauve, new, new growth, plants, positive, postaday, weather, white
I’ve been known to say I miss seeing the Southern Cross. Actually, it’s more a case of what is inferred by seeing the Southern Cross. Yes, I miss the wild, open spaces of southern Africa and all that is to be seen. I must do a lot more star trail photography and what would be better than to do that under the Milky Way as seen from a camp fire somewhere in the Kalahari?
However… it’s not always possible to live our dreams so… with a little imagination and just a touch of Lady Serendipity’s magic I can see the great constellation right here in our Irish garden. Who would’ve thought it possible to see the cross so far north? I bet, soon there’ll be folk claiming to have seen the North Star down south in a Cape Town garden… quite possible I suppose. After all, dandelions are common there as well!
Posted in Factual Opinion, Fiction, God's Straight Lines, Ireland, Local Places, Photography, Travel
Tagged 5 yellow balls, beauty, Cape Town South Africa, challenge, dandelion, flowers, fun, future, humour, ideas, imagination, inspiration, Ireland, Kalahari, night photography, photography, plants, postaday, South Africa, star trails, travel, WordPress, yellow
There comes a time in life when one gets to a junction… which way should one go?? Left? Right… or straight through?
Posted in Family & Life, Photography
Tagged blogging, blue, inspiration, life, life... haha..., memories, planes, positive, postaday, questions, signs, sky, time, white
And so another week begins. And so we keep working at this thing called life! Here in Ireland spring has eventually arrived. We’ve had quite a few days of glorious sunshine and blue skies. It’s a great place when the sun drives the spring blues away. Have yourselves a great week! Make the most of your time and remember… have fun!
PS – I’d like to again mention that I’m not visiting your blogs as I should… please bear with me… things will become easier soon…
Posted in Factual Opinion, Family & Life, God's Straight Lines, Photography, Seasons, Travel
Tagged beauty, colour, flowers, HAPPY, life, life... haha..., new growth, plants, positive, postaday, spring, sunshine, time, weekend, white, work
No words needed!! This face paints the pictures!!
I love smileys. Yep… I love drawing and painting them. I love doing them of frosted windows or wherever I can do one without doing damage. A few years ago I worked at the Dublin HQ of one of the larger tech companies. As is the way in the modern office… there are whiteboards and flip charts located all over.
If the inspiration hits you then you’re supposed to jot down your idea or draw a graph. Well, inspiration works in strange ways. I turned into the phantom smiley creator. I have to confess… my smileys caused a few raised eyebrows but I believe many more smiles. At one point I even had one of the office coordinators pay me a visit to ask if I’d help her solve the mystery of the appearance of the happy faces. Me? How on earth would I have a clue?? Just how??
PS – I’ve thrown in the two plaster masks I’ve spotted in my walks along Dublin streets… al la Cheri at WP – just for the craic!
PPS – Yes… they worked out that the smileys were my fun but it took a month or two…
PPPS – Even the full moon joins the fun!
PPPPS – SMILE!! Life’s good!
PPPPPS – True!!
Posted in Art, Dublin, Family & Life, Fun and Food, Ireland, Photography, Travel, Walking
Tagged art, city life, colour, commute, Dublin, Dublin streets, faces, fun, Google Docks, ideas, imagination, inspiration, Ireland, JOY, life... haha..., light, painting, poetic licence, positive, postaday, smile, smiley, street art, Weekly Photo Challenge:, words, work