Blarney

Crowded daffodils

Crowded daffodils

Daffodils at the end of our estate line the edge of the road in a beautiful display. Edit: I’ve just heard the sad news about Danny O’Brien. I never met him but his photography was always amazing. I hope his site can stay online for a long time so people can appreciate his work. My […]

Patient Dog

Patient Dog

Patient or not? A dog waits as his owner chats at the farmers market in Blarney on St. Patrick’s Day this year. More Photos. Aperture ƒ/7.1 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 59mm ISO 400 Shutter speed 1/125s

False dawn of the city

False dawn of the city

As you may have already guessed, that’s not the dawn. It’s the lights of Cork City (and Blarney) shining and into the sky in a long exposure shot I made last August. I had meant to mention this sooner but 2 weeks ago I was shocked to hear about the death of Debbie Metrustry (@debbiemet), […]

The Snow Dog

The Snow Dog

Oscar our Shih Tzu is as comfortable in snow as he is in any other extreme weather. He’d rather be indoors in the warmth! It snowed heavily and steadily today in Blarney. We took Adam out in it after wrapping him up warm and he played with the kids down the road, throwing snow around, […]

Frosty morning in Blarney

Frosty morning in Blarney

Another frosty morning in Blarney, County Cork. I’m glad I work from home. The roads are deadly now. Snow fell in Dublin yesterday and the city practically came to a stand still. It hasn’t snowed in Blarney yet but the roads have been bad. We had a Christmas Day adventure when the car didn’t make […]

Let the Flog Gas flow

Let The Flo Gas Flow!

Two Flo Gas gas cylinders sit inside the office of a derelict garage near Blarney. Aperture ƒ/3.5 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 10mm ISO 200 Shutter speed 1/30s

In the Knows

In the Knows

An Alpaca stared intently at me while he munched on some straw in Blarney on Saturday. Aperture ƒ/1.8 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 50mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/500s

The lone donkey

The Lone Donkey

The single solitary donkey huddled among the Alpacas yesterday in Blarney. Aperture ƒ/1.8 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 50mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/250s

Alpacas know best

Alpacas know best

Several Alpacas were in Blarney earlier as part of a Bothar promotion to encourage people to support them. The animals, including one donkey, were a big hit with the kids. I only had my 50mm lens with me so no wide angle shots, but I did get a couple of nice ones. Aperture ƒ/8 Camera […]

Blarney Sunrise

Blarney Sunrise

Sunrise, as seen from my home office here in Blarney about 3 weeks ago. The weather was great in September. Much better than it was in August. Aperture ƒ/3.5 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 18mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/30s

Anything but Guinness

Anything but Guinness

So, today is Arthur’s Day, a celebration of 250 years of Guinness. Well, sorry, but I don’t like Guinness and this is obviously a cheap marketing ploy by a large multi-national to drive sales of a declining beverage. Seems to have worked. Me? I may just open that bottle of Leffe. Yum. Aperture ƒ/3.5 Camera […]

Empty Morning

Empty Morning

The view from my office on a damp misty and foggy morning 10 days ago. I live on the side of a depression between two slight hills and fog builds up inside there occasionally. Photowalk on Saturday! See the link above and please comment if you’re coming! We need numbers for the complementary lunch at […]

Litt Barber Shop

Litt Barber Shop

Barber shop in Blarney, County Cork. I got my hair cut there last week! Aperture ƒ/10 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 88mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/320s

Chemtrails and Clouds and Evening Sky

Chemtrails and Clouds and Evening Sky

I’ve already covered the chemtrails conspiracy but they’re such a frequent and visible part of the sky that I have to shoot them sometimes. This was taken in Blarney, the trail is from a high flying plane going west to the USA. Arrangements for the photowalk on the 26th are surging ahead. Pat got in […]

Barry's Balloons

Barry’s Balloons

Last Sunday a “fun day” was held in the square in Blarney. I had completely forgotten about it until we got down there and there was a huge crowd there with food stalls, a bouncy castle and this inflatable slide and various races for all the kids. Shame about the weather though. Barry’s Balloons obviously […]