Windfalls

Apples, walnuts and the fruits of an arbutus tree (also known as a strawberry tree) act as a little reminder of this lovely and bountiful mild autumn. We had so many apples this year that… Continue reading

Twisted Threads

This day last week I was in textile heaven, wandering around the Knitting & Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace in London. My head was in a whirl (or was it a whorl?) as I ricocheted from… Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge: Signs

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Frivolous Friday

   

Weekly Photo Challenge: Endurance

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Mystic Waters

  I arrived in Baltimore last Thursday evening for a rare, over-night trip to Sherkin Island to find that a sea fog had wrapped Baltimore Harbour in a mysterious, soft glow. The sun was doing its best to shine… Continue reading

Wordless Wednesday

The gift

  A recent visitor to Cow Strand, Sherkin Island, left this gift behind. It only lasted until the next tide claimed it, but luckily, I was there to capture it. I also caught… Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge: Silhouette

  The gentle rhythm of island life has been punctuated by trips back to Cork – and back to reality – but the days ahead will hopefully bring some quiet time. I have… Continue reading

While I was sleeping…

  Well…I haven’t been sleeping as such but more like lying in wait for my return to Sherkin Island following illness, two major exam years in the house, caring for infirm elderly relations, work pressures, a… Continue reading