Tue, 12 January 2016 Be dazzled by this glittering life
Sparkle in the dying light of stars.
You too will join them as effervescent dust
Tue, 22 December 2015 From Light to Dark
It’s the shortest day, and these long, wet winter nights can be trying. So I treasure the moments (especially if they are brief) when the murk lifts and light wins through.
Earlier today the weak midwinter sun lit up a flower in a bouquet enough to offer solace after another stormy night.
There’s also been rolling torrential [...]
Thu, 05 February 2015 a new road to an old house
The modern curve of asphalt brings new traffic to the castle – but will it be thankful for the company, or ponder methods to return to its solitary ways?
Tue, 03 February 2015 the moon is not full tonight
Actually, the Moon is full tonight, but this was the title of a small cartoon I drew on Sunday as part of #HourlyComicDay.
When I drew the not-full-moon it inspired me to write a bit of nonsense verse.
The moon is not full tonight. Straying a bit. Drew the cartoon, composed a nonsense poem in response. #HourlyComicDay [...]
Wed, 16 April 2014 MCM Ireland reviewed
My review of MCM Ireland Comic Con went up on the Forbidden Planet International blog today, along with some pictures I took at the event.
You can see all my photos from the con on my Flickr stream, including photos of many of the Irish comic book creators who were at the event.
By the way, have [...]
Thu, 20 February 2014 alien earth
There are lots of lifeforms on the planet which have that touch of the weird and alien about them. The ocean and the insect world are teeming with them. But among the plant world there are plenty of odd specimen, and as regular readers of my blog know I love to photograph fungi.
We’re past the [...]
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, [...]
Mon, 31 December 2012 Goodbye 2012
I took this photo a short while ago so I’d have a beautiful image to celebrate the passing of 2012 and the arrival of 2013. I’ve a bottle of Perrier-Jouët champagne in the fridge, ready to wet the baby year’s head.
I’ve had a good year overall, and early in 2013 Twisted Fairy Tales will be [...]
Fri, 04 November 2011 november woods, filtered
I took this photograph in the woods this evening, of the lowering sun filtered through trees.
Then I filtered the photo and added a frame that lent it an older look.
As the image changed on my computer screen I analysed the feelings it evoked, and eventually it synched with an emotional response I wanted to [...]
Tue, 09 August 2011 first shrooms
One of the events I look forward to in August is the return of the mushroom.
I love taking photographs of fungi, so I was delighted to discover this large colony of shrooms on a fallen tree in the forest today.
Alas the light was not the best, but this is a decent shot of one [...]