Posts Tagged "summer"

Thu, 13 June 2013 the return of the rain

The one thing you can be guaranteed of in Ireland is that rain will always return. After a streak of stunning weather precipitation has swaggered across the land to reclaim its sovereignty.
But rain has its beauties.

I took that shot yesterday evening of water beads on a clover that was just beginning to flower. I [...]

Thu, 02 May 2013 green life

Flowers are pretty, but there is plenty of fresh green life that is beautiful at the moment. Like this trio:

I love their fuzzy little siblings pushing up after them. I’m sure the older ones will complain they had it much harder…
I have a particular fondness for light shining through the early leaves of spring. There [...]

Wed, 01 May 2013 bealtaine blossoms

May 1st – the traditional date for the beginning of summer in Ireland – had a diffident start here, rather like the year.
But it unfurled into beauty, so I got out this evening to take some snaps. The blossoms were sublime. A perfect tribute for Bealtaine.

These are blackthorn blossoms. They are more individual than cherry [...]

Fri, 26 April 2013 freshly minted leaves

I love the colour of freshly minted leaves after they break free from their sticky cocoons. They are soft, vunerable, and vividly green. The potential of a long summer shines in them, especially when golden evening light pours across their trembling veins.

I took this shot from below, looking straight up at the leaf, suspended in [...]

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 [...]

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