Confused Daffodils in Blarney Castle

Daffodils

There are some confused daffodils in Blarney Castle this year, out in January! I hope the rest of January is mild enough for them.

I posted a similar photo on Instagram a few hours ago, just in case you’re getting a strange sense of déjà vu.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 45mm
ISO 320
Shutter speed 1/125s

Cork Docklands Grain Silo

Cork Docklands Grain Silo

John Finn’s superb photo of this grain silo that he posted today on Facebook (unfortunately you’ll need to be friends with him to see it) prompted me to dig up this photo of the same building from my output queue.

It was shot in 2014 when we went exploring the docklands one afternoon and I photographed the demolition of the Miag Grain Silo. I love that I caught a flock of birds swooping around the building!

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 28mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/400s

Deep Water Berth at Ringaskiddy

Deep Water Berth at Ringaskiddy

The deep water berth at Ringaskiddy in Cork Harbour yesterday. Driving rain, wind blowing it almost horizontal. The first day of the year was wet. I waited until it quietened down a bit before venturing outside with my camera! :)

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 24mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1.3s

Oscar in the Buggy

Oscar in the Buggy

As 2014 draws to a close in a matter of hours I had to post this photo of Oscar that represented his life in the last two years until his death just over a month ago. He was never a very active dog but he found it difficult to keep going when we were out so more often than not we also took a buggy with us. We walked the islands of Cape Clear and Sherkin with him, we walked around County Cork and Kilkenny and Waterford. We took holidays in pet friendly accommodation so he could be with us. He was a rescue dog who became a king.

The end of a year is the closing of a chapter in our lives, with new delights and adventures in the next year. Happy new year!