Sun, 21 June 2015 persistence and endurance
It’s the summer solstice, and the weather has proved diffident. But where is it written that on the longest day in Ireland we shall be gifted with sunshine?
An island buffering the Atlantic’s whims is never granted predictability.
Yet, towards the evening the continuous clouds thinned in places so I ventured into the woods, in search [...]
Fri, 21 June 2013 longest day
It’s the solstice, so hopefully it’ll be a long, warm day.
I took this photo recently of a field covered in buttercups – it was a radiant sight. They are another one of the common flowers that I think are sheer beauty.
Or the violet – common, abundant, and sublime.
Simple pleasures are often the most sweet. I [...]
Tue, 21 May 2013 the world will open if you wait
There are times when I go into the woods and it seems to open up and show me vistas of ethereal beauty. Those heart-stopping moments don’t always translate well to photographs. Photographing inside of woods is difficult. It tends to come out as one undifferentiated blob. Plus, there is the constant problem of the shade from the [...]
Wed, 15 May 2013 at home
I visited my parents for a couple of days recently. They have a lovely home and a beautiful garden, thanks to the hard work of both my parents.
My mother had a small arrangement in a little vase by the kitchen window, which looked amazing in the sunlight.
The weather is completely bipolar at the moment – [...]
Tue, 16 April 2013 a floral interlude
Events in the world over the last couple of days have rendered me a little mute.
I received a bunch of flowers yesterday from my mother, and here are a trio of images I took this morning during the windswept sunshine.
Sometimes I need to remember beauty remains in the world.
Mon, 15 April 2013 a new camera
I got a little extra money recently so I decided to splash out on a new compact camera on Saturday. I purchased a Canon Ixus 510 HS. It’s small, glossy black, and has a touchscreen, so it’s been fun to try it out.
This was my first photo. A close up of the action figure Trinity [...]
Tue, 19 February 2013 winter’s grip lessens
It’s been a long, dark, winter, so the last couple of sunny days have been uplifting. It’s amazing how quickly the land responds when it gets a blast of sunshine.
Suddenly dandelions are prowling among the grasses, and the gorse bushes in the woods have burst into glorious flower.
I love the gorse flowers’ coconut scent, [...]
Tue, 17 January 2012 gorse beads
We’ve had a mild, wet winter in Ireland. As a result the gorse bushes have continued to flower.
This was taken at dusk a few days ago and it was tricky getting my camera to focus on the flower in the low-light conditions.
I love capturing water beads balancing in this wondrous fashion on flowers [...]
Mon, 07 November 2011 love me
A flagrant show, but oh how beautiful…
Wed, 07 September 2011 where did the summer go?
This is one of my favourite flower photographs of the summer, taken on a rare hot day in Galway.
There must be a miniature sun secreted in the folds of that rose to account for its Hollywood glow (no spray tan required).
The image cheers me up as the days take on a duller, less [...]