Category Archive: Landscape

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

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 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

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

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: Glow

Sea, tarnished by silvery light. Sand, burnished and beaten bronze. Land, blackened shard. Glow…me, quietly witnessing nature’s whims. With thanks to Ailsa for another great Travel Theme.

Easter glory

It was such a spring day as breathes into a man an ineffable yearning, a painful sweetness, a longing that makes him stand motionless, looking at the leaves or grass, and fling out… Continue reading