Weekly Photo Challenge: Endurance

    For more entries in this week’s photo challenge see here.

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

Weekly Photo Challenge: Room

An ambulance came like a banshee in the night – no time for packing.   Dank sheets hold secrets quietly biding her return  – ransacked life unfolds.   Echoing laughter, cold embers, warm memories – no more welcome home.… Continue reading

Shoot it, sketch it

      When Frances from Island Threads posted this beautiful picture of The Clisham on the Isle of Harris in the Western Isles of Scotland, I asked her permission to paint it. I… Continue reading

Travel Theme: Blossom

  Tiny quivers poised to spread life near and afar – a flight against time. It’s not exactly blossom…but this humble weed does have a certain beauty of its own. http://wheresmybackpack.com/2014/05/16/travel-theme-blossom/

Weekly photo challenge: spring

Spring has arrived and it’s time to get our little house in order for the season. There are floors to be swept, windows to be cleaned, bed linen to be aired and cobwebs… Continue reading