This week’s photo challenge is ascend. This is a walk we did in North Wales back in 2016. North Wales is very popular with hill walkers and many of the most popular routes have proper paths made using, where possibly, local natural materials to prevent erosion.
There is something incredibly cheeky about goats. These were a little miniature variety we saw on a trip to North Wales this summer.
Lough Conn, Co Mayo, Ireland
What is it about a calm lake and a blue sky that stills us? Take a minute to find that calm.
Inspired by this week’s photo challenge – serene
Nothing transforms a landscape quite like snow. Overnight a green and brown landscape can find itself morph into a soft blanket of white and blue. Even the sounds of the landscape change; the volume appears to be turned down.
These photos are from the winter of 2010. Snow like this is not common in the west of Ireland. Last winter we just had one light dusting, which is more usual. Still the weather forecasters are telling us we may get some falls this weekend.
Photo Challenge: Transformation
Sometimes I like to experiment with images I take; cropping, changing to black and white, sharpening. I chose this experimental shot because in deep, grey November it reminds me of the promise of spring.
Each season has but a temporary grip on this place. Now the leaves colour and fall. Soon the trees will lay bare, their boughs welcoming frost and winter storms. Secretly the buds will ache for spring. Inside each bud, the curled up leaves dream of summer.
via Photo Challenge: Temporary
Kilkenny Castle, Kilkenny, Ireland
via Photo Challenge: Peek
Looking up at the rounded ceiling of the beautiful Teach Saileach or Willow Room at the Country Life Museum in Turlough, Co Mayo, Ireland
via Photo Challenge: Rounded
Beaumaris, North Wales
This little courtyard in Beaumaris, North Wales, just seemed to glow with pinkness this summer.
Photo Challenge: Glow
Keem bay, Achill, Co Mayo, Ireland
via Photo Challenge: Scale