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Wednesday’s Wailing Wild Winter Weather Warning

This is Ireland. This is a place where more conversations begin with a topic related to the latest storm hitting the country or end with something along the lines of… OK… see you the weekend, depending on the weather.  Yes… … Continue reading

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April A to Z – UP!

Happy Monday… I hope you’re feeling on the up and up! We’ve entered the last stretch of April A to Z. In some ways I regret taking up the challenge as I’ve found myself being drawn deeper and deeper into … Continue reading

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April A to Z – Sunrise to Sundown…

I think I’ve used the Harry Chapin song as inspiration before. All my life’s a circle… sunrise to sundown… Well, why not again? It’s a rather potent song… a reminder of just how lucky we are to witness a sunrise … Continue reading

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April A to Z – GREEN!

Ireland is the land of GREEN! Forty shades? Emerald… grass-green, lime… mint… shamrock. Man, there are so many shades I could most probably do an A to Z just on green… but I won’t. Yes, I’m chicken! Green chicken? Strange … Continue reading

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Landscape… Irish Bliss!

It’s a well-known fact that most of Europe’s landscapes have been altered by man over centuries of constant change. Ireland, they say… was mostly woodland but man’s need for housing, heat and cooking fuel, as well as for grazing for … Continue reading

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Sensory – the Twirl!

You’ve gotta give me a break here, please? Yep… this week Ailsa’s challenge asks for the sensory. Yes… our smells, sights… hearing, touch and taste when we travel. Our senses… they are the memory stirrers we so need on this … Continue reading

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Half Light

The light in Ireland is often great for photography or art. Soft light at these latitudes. But… as Ireland is also a tad wet most of the time I’m often heard humming the Johnny Nash classic… I can see clearly … Continue reading

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Dublin Alphabet – M for Marlay Park

Marlay Park… one of Dublin’s great open spaces. There’s all sorts of activities one can indulge in… from sport to open-air music concerts and much in between… go, walk about… enjoy the scenery and find out a little more about … Continue reading

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Creative

I’ll tell  what… Ailsa really got me going with this challenge. I was doing a bit of outdoor investigation when a thought struck after I spotted this fantastic work in progress. Find parking nearby to get closer for a few photos. … Continue reading

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One Love

If only, we could live with childlike acceptance of one another, this planet will be some place! I thought of this photo the minute I read this week’s challenge. As an ugly, hairy specimen of the male segment of humankind … Continue reading

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Dublin Alphabet – I for Irish National War Memorial

I’ve only recently discovered these gardens. There is definitely an air of tranquillity about the whole site. The circular lines are offset well by the parallels created by the horizontals of stairs and  interlinking trellis timbers. The memorial gardens were … Continue reading

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Seasons

Me, for one… likes warmth! I can do with an all round 24 deg C… yes, that is my optimum. Well, the occasional 28 will also do… especially if there’s a cooling sea breeze going. However, I’ve taken many great … Continue reading

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Art and Life… Clouds v Turner

Firstly, I have a confession to make. This is a photo taken by my good lady… with a mobile! (Those who know me will testify to the fact that I can’t really reconcile myself with the fact that phones take … Continue reading

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Renewal Time!

I spotted these blossoms yesterday while we had a bit of blue sky. I think the time for spring renewal is here but like last year we stand a chance of the later frosts damaging the early blooms and blossoms. … Continue reading

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Sky Signs

First of February signs in the sky. This cloud hung about for quite a few minutes, allowing us a few chances to get photos. Unfortunately a camera can’t capture the iridescence as perfectly as the eye sees it.

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