Blarney

Adam and his baby soother

Adam and his baby soother Adam is 5 weeks old today! Last Wednesday we saw his first smile, or perhaps it was trapped wind because he was just after feeding but it was a beautiful sight to behold. He has smiled since too, and was especially cheerful this morning! Adam loves his baby soother though. […]

Caution Children

Caution Children A sign at the entrance to my estate warns motorists to watch out for children playing on the street. Just to prove that you don’t need a big digital SLR to take interesting photos, this was taken with my Panasonic FZ5. I saw the great cloudscape in the sky and illuminated the sign […]

Where’s the water?

Where’s the water? The water is just underneath the pavement in this image made in Blarney last month. What do the initials SV stand for? I don’t know, it’s too early on a Monday morning to figure that one out.

Standing in the gutter

Standing in the gutter It’s pouring rain, I’m just after eating a delicious meal with family and what do I do? Go shoot the leaves in the drain across the road. I can tell you it was difficult enough holding the umbrella in one hand, camera in the other, thinking about composition and keeping my […]

Wet Wellow Web

Wet Wellow Web Early in the morning dew coats everything and water droplets on spider webs glisten in the rising sun. I’m not sure where this was taken, it was probably somewhere in Blarney but it was taken with my Panasonic FZ5 last September and I only copied it off a few days ago!

Cappuccino Morning

Cappuccino Morning A beautiful misty morning greeted us a few days ago. The mist rolled down the valley outside and when the sun rose it produced these amazing shades of brown through the fog. Thanks Jacinta for the name, it fits! I added a tag cloud to the site this morning. It’s quite obvious from […]

Sunrise over Blarney

Sunrise over Blarney This is the view that greeted me a few days ago from my office. I wouldn’t post it except that today is wet and gloomy and I want to remember what a nice sunrise looks like instead of the grey cloud I’m looking at now. The Midleton Food & Drink Festival is […]

Hungry Caterpillar

Hungry Caterpillar A caterpillar munches on flowers by the bird sanctuary in Blarney, Co. Cork a few weeks ago. No SF photos today, need to recharge my batteries!

Three Daisies

Three Daisies Daisy Daisy, Give me your answer do! I’m half crazy, All for the love of you! It won’t be a stylish marriage, I can’t afford a carriage, But you’ll look sweet on the seat Of a bicycle built for two!

Ladybird’s spots

Ladybird’s spots Oh so high! When you’re tiny a few inches off the ground can appear like a huge drop to you. The ladybird scurried away after this shot to get some peace and quiet from the camera toting freak in the garden!

Lady in the grass

Lady in the grass A ladybird in the grass of my back garden. Taken with my Panasonic FZ5. Almost run out of pre-prepared images. I’ll need to fire up the GIMP this weekend.

Fat Boy Harley

Fat Boy Harley The 15th annual H.O.G. Rally took place this weekend in Killarney, Co. Kerry. 10,000 Harley Davidson riders were expected. For the last few days I’ve seen Harleys around Cork sporting flags from all over Europe. Here are two of them on their way back, pictured in Blarney! Jacinta and I were going […]

Bonfire Night

Bonfire Night It was Bonfire Night in Cork yesterday. It’s celebrated on St. John’s Eve and there have been bonfires lit in Cork for as long as I remember. Not all parts of the country celebrate the night, and I heard on the radio 2 days ago that there may be a by-law passed in […]

Purple Flowers

Purple Flowers Purple flowers that crept into my garden from next door. I’m not complaining because they’re very pretty! Buy This Image

06-06-06

06-06-06 Today is the 6th day of the 6th month of the 6th year or 06-06-06. People worry about the date’s similarity to 666, “the number of the beast”. Did you do or not do anything today because of the date? Here’s some more trivia about this once in a century day.