Nature

Late Autumn Leaves

Late Autumn Leaves The browns and yellows of Autumn grow darker as the rain soaks in and leaves disintegrate on the ground. A bench stands tall in the distance at Doneraile Park, Co. Cork.

Glistening Blackberries

Glistening Blackberries Blackberries glisten in the bright sun of an August afternoon in Co. Cork. I love blackberry jam, blackberry tarts, blackberry crumble. I don’t like picking the fruit, but I have many childhood memories of wandering country lanes with my family looking for the best fruit for my mother to make delicious jam. Nowadays, […]

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!

Rain drops on my flower

Rain drops on my flower Rain drops on a flower pictured in Fountainstown, Co. Cork.

Fountainstown Cloudscape

Fountainstown Cloudscape Clouds gather over Fountainstown in Co. Cork. The setting sun provided a nice backlight for the clouds on the horizon.

Fountainstown Sunset

Fountainstown Sunset The sun sets over a small inlet in Fountainstown. The tide is out and boats are stranded in the mud. One thing that bothers me about this photo is the large black bit on the left. I think I overdid the lomo a little although I’m quite happy with the burned in clouds. […]

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The Thieving Duck

A duck robs a poor innocent woman as she’s distracted by the cute ducklings. Moments later they all rush off with their ill-gotten gains! What you don’t see is the camera crew, make-up and lighting people and a small crowd watching from behind them. This was for some advert and of course the woman in […]

A Golden Glow over Cobh

A Golden Glow over Cobh Last night we went down to Cobh to walk around and lucky for us the rain disappeared as we approached the town! It was strange. There was lots of localised rain yesterday. Blarney was mostly dry, the roads were dry as we drove down but as soon as we crossed […]

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!

Automattic at the Bridge

Automattic at the Bridge From left to right: Podz, Donncha, Andy Skelton. In the background is the famous Golden Gate Bridge leading to San Francisco. Thank you Diane for the directions to this amazing viewing point and thank you Toni for the lend of the car!

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.

The Puppy, the cat and the calf

The Puppy and the calf Sasha took quite an interest in a field of calves across the road from her home last night, and they in her! This particular calf was braver than the rest and sniffed at Sasha, Oscar, me and whoever was at the gate! Ali, the cat, didn’t think much of the […]

Swan and Young

A mother swan and her young offspring. There was a lovely sunset causing a deep red reflection in the water. The mother swan was very protective and aggressive and reared up and spat at me a moment after I took this shot! Edit: This photo is hosted on Zoomr! Thomas Hawk is appealing to the […]