Sherkin Bluebells

For, oh! when chill the sunbeams fall Adown that dreary sky, And gild you dank and darkened wall With transient brilliancy. The Bluebell, Emily Bronte

Travel Theme: Trees

This pastel painting was inspired by a visit to Courtmacsherry Bluebell Woods.Now that it is bluebell time of the year again, I thought I would share this picture…which, to my great surprise, has sold at a recent exhibition in… Continue reading

Wild thing

When weeds go to heaven, I suppose they will be flowers. L.M.Montgomery

Ripples

I have been making waves on Sherkin Island this weekend – thanks to the lovely Lucy at Attic24 and her pattern for a Cottage Ripple Blanket.  This crochet project has sustained me through the winter months, and… Continue reading

Weekly photo challenge: Wall

  There are times of the year when our cottage walls take on a whole new life of their own. The image above was taken in June last year but in honour of… Continue reading

Let it snow

  Last night I must have walked through the back of the wardrobe because this morning I woke up in Narnia. It hardly ever snows in Cork. In fact, I think the last snow… Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge: Shadowed

  For more shadows see the Daily Post.

Island hues

  Sherkin Island colours change with the seasons, ranging from softly muted shades of autumn to the vibrancy of high summer. As we face into a new year, I wish each and everyone of you a… Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge: Yellow

  A very unseasonal pop of yellow from Sherkin Island. Just a quick little note to go with this week’s yellow photo challenge to update you on the island funding situation. I believe that the… Continue reading

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