Category Archive: Amateur photography

Death of the islands?

The Irish Government has made a decision to terminate essential funding to five Community Development Offices, which will have a devastating effect on nine non-Gaeltacht (non-Irish speaking) islands. The withdrawal of this funding will… Continue reading

Weekly Travel Theme: Autumn

Late afternoon autumnal light taken last weekend on Sherkin Island, looking west to Cape Clear Island. I took this one a little earlier in the day, showing Sherkin Island still has its coat of… Continue reading

Angel watching over

My life is like a broken stair winding round a ruined tower and leading nowhere. Tennyson Once upon a summer day in a hedgerow humming with honeysuckled bees, we made a chilling discovery. A… Continue reading

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

Weekly Photo Challenge: Signs

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Frivolous Friday

   

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