Blarney

Mother Cat

Mother Cat

This is Mother Cat. Matriarch of the local cats. Her litter of kittens are growing up and make a daily appearance in our garden. They’re all a little wild though. The kitten’s dad, Patches, was the polar opposite. He was friendly to us humans and loved to be rubbed and scratched behind the ear. He […]

Arachnophobia

Arachnophobia, the fear of spiders is a common one. Who really likes the creepy crawlies that come into your house and lurk in the corner? Look at those big fangs, and the long hairy legs! This one was actually on my wall (I rotated the image 90 degrees) and just after I took the photo […]

Keeping the Chicks Alive

Keeping the Chicks Alive

2 chicks are fed by a parent just outside the window of my home office here in Blarney. The chicks have been there all evening and I just looked out again and they’re still there. Unfortunately the neighbour’s cat, Patches, saw them too and is keeping a vigil close by. We saw the parent bird […]

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Spencer Tunick photos went online today

Spencer Tunick’s Irish photos might be online but you wouldn’t know it as the site is down, probably from the rush of people trying to see their neighbours or friends in the nip. Oops. Should have done a deal with Pix.ie! I did manage to grab one image off there this afternoon and Vic has […]

Where you'll find Fianna Fail

Where you’ll find Fianna Fail

In years to come they’ll talk about the Fianna Fail posters of 2009. This was the year when many party members chose to hide the name “Fianna Fail” on their posters. You’d have to go right up to them to see that damned name. One suspects they’re probably embarrassed by their association with Fianna Fail, […]

No Parking On This Side

No Parking On This Side

During the Tour of Ireland last summer parking wasn’t allowed in Blarney. Not everyone takes notice of signs! Aperture ƒ/9 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 40mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/160s

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Yellow Daffodils Lost in Snow

Yellow daffodils at the end of my road, captured while the snow settled in the grass. Aperture ƒ/8 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 10mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/125s

Daffodil, snow and water droplets

Daffodil, snow and water droplets

A lonely daffodil bent down by the cold and snow a week ago in Blarney. Taken very close to the Daffodils in the Snow shot I posted that morning. Love the tiny water droplets on the stem of the flower. It was a toss up between this image and the one I posted previously for […]

Daffodils in the Snow

Daffodils in the Snow

Daffodils struggle against the cold and snow in Blarney this morning. Many parts of the country were covered in a white blanket. Snow is still falling. My son loves it of course. We spent 10 minutes in the back garden throwing snow around and I got some great photos! If you’re in Dublin on St. […]

opel

Opel

The badge of the rented car we had while the wipers of our car were being repaired a few weeks back. It snowed too Aperture ƒ/5.6 Camera Canon EOS 40D Focal length 10mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/60s

cold morning sunrise

Cold Morning Sunrise

The sun had risen about an hour before this shot, taken 2 days ago in Blarney. Actually, across the road from my home. It was a beautiful morning with snow in many places, but the ground was slippy so I had to be careful. Nothing like as bad as this morning when rain and cold […]

snowy rooftops

Snowy Rooftops

This morning we woke up to the sight of snow falling. As it was still only 6am and dark outside the floodlight in the back garden picked out the falling snow beautifully. As it was still only 6am I was too tired/half asleep to go back upstairs to get my camera. Luckily it snowed later […]

Nollaig Shona Dhaoibh Go Leir

Nollaig Shona Dhaoibh Go Leir

My neighbours decorate their houses with lights and decorations at Christmas time each year. Here’s a few snapshots of their efforts. Happy Christmas! Have a great day today!

flower burst

Flower Burst

Some times you just have to post a cliche like a pretty flower, especially in the dead of winter. I’m giving away a free print to two visitors to my blog. Leave a comment on my Carol Singers post to be in with a chance to win! Aperture ƒ/5.6 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length […]

parallel wires

Parallel Wires

Wires everywhere. You don’t really notice them unless you’re a photographer and then you curse them for spoiling a beautiful landscape. Aperture ƒ/14 Camera Canon EOS 20D Focal length 18mm ISO 100 Shutter speed 1/500s