Category Archive: Landscape

Travel Theme: Hidden

With thanks to Ailsa for this week’s Weekly Travel Theme. This lovely hidden den is tucked away off one of Sherkin Island’s lanes. I should end this post here but just thought I’d… Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge: Foreshadow

Taken on the threshold of twilight on Cow Strand, Sherkin Island, Cork. As colour, light and people drain from the scene, all that remains of a happy day on the beach is the… Continue reading


On Sunday morning we left Cork city in a ‘deluge’ to make a day-trip to Sherkin Island for a ‘Bring & Buy’ fundraising sale in Nuala Mahon’s garden. The combination of heavy over-night downpours and high tides had… Continue reading

Weekly photo challenge: Masterpiece

“Nature is painting for us, day after day, pictures of infinite beauty if only we have the eyes to see them.” ― John Ruskin

Travel theme: Tilted

She came, she saw, she claimed, she snapped and then hauled it all the way home… only to realise that the photo she had taken was on the skew. Hurray for Ailsa and this week’s ‘Tilted’ travel theme! For… Continue reading

Cuckoo Spit

According the Royal Horticultural Society, cuckoo spit is the white frothy liquid secreted by the immature nymphs of a sap-sucking insect known as a froghopper or spittlebug. I bet you all knew that already… Continue reading

Sea fog

After endless days of blue skies and sunshine we woke yesterday morning to a murky world! A heavy sea fog had descended yet it was still very warm and muggy. An islander assured… Continue reading

Monday blues…

…and pinks. I’m back on the mainland and back to reality! Arrived yesterday evening via the Mystic Waters ferry into the bustling and very colourful fishing village of Baltimore, West Cork, Ireland, where the… Continue reading


The tiny flower bed in our garden is finally looking good. You just wouldn’t believe the struggle it has been. Stick the spade in and you strike between a rock and a hard… Continue reading

Golden times

This one is a bit on the dark side as I took it later in the day but I quite like the yellow and blue delicacy of the wildflowers contrasting against the stark… Continue reading